Daily Prompt: Barter System
If the world worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter? Would you be successful, or would you struggle?
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Since I was a kid (especially when I was a kid, rather) I was enthralled by the idea of the barter system. I thought it was almost a game, setting values for a particular item with respect to each and every other thing.
one horse = two cows
= two goats and a kid (the goat kind)
= 4 bales of hay
=5 bushels of corn
…or something like that, at any rate.
As I got older though, I realized that that’s not so much different from what we do now with money. For example, if a t-shirt is $10, and a pair of jeans is $30 , then you’re technically saying: 1 pair of jeans = 3 t-shirts. BAM. Barter System.
Not being a born bargainer, I think I’d probably be a bad barter-er. I have a hard time even understanding the simple
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