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?
I would die in a month or so. Who would give me some food in exchange for news about the world, being most of them not so good? Above all in these days of news for free in the Internet!
– Would you give me a new auto for a world-wide exclusive?
– Would you give me groceries for an update of the Snowden asylum situation?
– A chocolate tablet if I give you the top news headlines by memory?
I could offer some memories for food but I don’t think I would succeed.
– Would you give me that dress for a story about my life as a foreign correspondent?
– Pay my monthly rent for the story “the terrorist and me”?
– Pay my phone bill for the “stories about the running of the bulls”?
I could try to exchange some of my bad paintings, another looser idea.
– Would you give me a book for a bad amateur watercolor?
I don’t thing so.
– Maybe I would try bartering with one embroidery. I said one because I only have one finished. It takes a lot of work during many days to finish another one. And by the moment I had another ready for bartering I would be starving.
So, no. As much as I hate money, I don’t think I would survive in a barter system with my limited and useless skills.
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