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originally posted by: MenWIthHugeApplause
You have your money stolen (eg. someone took it from under your mattress), you have to pay the rent - what else can you do if you cannot borrow from a bank?
The fact is that life does throw curved balls once in a while and with no access to bank borrowing, people have to borrow from somewhere.
If all work is worth the same you've either reinvented communism, or if work entitles people to different amounts of goods, you've reinvented currency.
There are already logistics businesses to ensure that trucks never drive empty. So the round trip to 3 destinations fro the same product make sense, but there should also be an effort to make sure it is driving home with a full load as well for maximum efficiency. The barge industry has been doing this for years.
I just cannot see a pure barter system working efficiently in traditional commerce between large corporations. It is preferable to utilize a real currency, like gold and silver. IOU's , aka bank notes, should be outlawed, or legislated to the point only a specific amount is allowed to be in circulation. Digital currency should be abolished for the sake of economic stability over time.