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If Reverted To A Barterring System...Where Would You Stand?

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posted on Apr, 1 2003 @ 12:50 AM
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Throughout recorded history, mankind survived by employing a barterring system which basically traded one persons skills for another. This had nothing to do with monetary compensation but everything to do with a "tit for tat" working relationship...a boat would be built for newly sewn clothing, a house would be built for fresh food, a teacher would be provided with all living essentials...etc.

If we reverted to this kind of a "money-free" trading of wares, where would you stack up? Would you survive? Would you prosper?

Just curious. I figure many wouldn't have a prayer.


[Edited on 4-1-2003 by deleted]




posted on Apr, 1 2003 @ 12:53 AM
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I would stand out of the way of traffic.

Ok, seriously, I was always for the bartering system.
I mean it don't get any easier. not untill the Romans invaded most of europe did people even know about "money".

heres a history lesson

www.pbs.org...

[Edited on 1-4-2003 by Lurker]



posted on Apr, 1 2003 @ 12:59 AM
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Interesting thought. I dont know where I would stand, I think I fall under the old cliche "Jack of all trades, master of none"!



posted on Apr, 1 2003 @ 02:15 AM
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PA thats probably the best skills to have, it would be nice to see al the lawyers starving ....




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