Why Doesn’t America Just Use The Barter System Again?

Great article about bartering! Check it out!

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I was recently browsing the web and came across a discussion about America going back to the barter system. The author of the discussion ranted, “let’s get rid of big evil business, money, oil, and go back to horse and buggy and the barter system !” This actually sounds like a decent idea at first. Many Americans long for a more simple government and financial system. Big business is public enemy number one to the common blue collar worker. But would reverting to the barter system actually do anything to address America’s ongoing problems?

A barter system is characterized by the trading of goods between two separate entities. I trade you some berries for a shell necklace. This seems like a fair and efficient method of payment, until you examine the situation more closely. There are a variety of problems that make the barter system archaic and inefficient.

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2 thoughts on “Why Doesn’t America Just Use The Barter System Again?

  1. Thanks for the reblog! I appreciate the kind words. I took a look at your website, very interesting concept. Bartering is great way for small businesses to interact, creating a positive network where owners can offer services to benefit each other. I wish you guys the best!

    Ryan Williams

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