people do not understand that luxury is not necessary. All these toys we have aren't important to ones survival.
I will assume most people would pick up more than one trade skill.. the carpenter that builds your house does not take all the meat at one time, but
has a continuous supply from your farm for a certain amount of time for his work.
It's not that it would not work in a large city.. people would just need to cooperate with others if they want to survive.
I understand your point, but I'm sure society could have been much like it is today without paper money in that, some of the population who had a
little more than others could have built the houses and rented them out for other services such as a butcher paying via his trade weekly.
I would participate. Why wouldn't anyone? I believe it is going to come down to this as a partial means of survival. Whether it is bartering or
trading some commodity that can then again be traded.
I think it is wise to take note of our assets be they physical or an ability. Even if you think you have none, there is something you can learn or do
now to prepare for the possibility. If nothing happens, you have still gained something.
Money is just fine and practical for large communities. The problem is taxing and credit.
Think of it this way for bartering, would you get some food from someone before you had a way to pay them back with some other item? No. People
wouldn't allow that. They would say "hey you have to work for your food first if you want to eat!".
Oh and taxes. There's another great credit like system lol. Yeah we'd pay our government in items instead of money. Think of how funny that would
be. The local Judge needs corn, pay up folks or be put in jail!
Hehe I dunno. Just think it would be a great idea if done in a small community. It has worked with great success before but once an economy grows it
needs a more smooth way of trade. Sadly our trade/money system has become corrupt from the very thing we pay taxes to keep things running in order.
Give them the power they will abuse it.
You pose an excellent point, should the world have chosen currency or bartering, we would have ended up in the same position. The ptb would have found
a way to use, exploit and abuse whatever/whichever system was in place and eventuated us at the same point. A crumbling system and a world on the
brink of collapse, as sad as it is, we were screwed either way.
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