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[–] Ocelot 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Wouldn't a barter economy not have currency and instead rely on exchange of goods of equal, agreed-upon value?

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[–] Cleanhobo 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Ok, I will barter the grass I have in my field for whatever you do at your job... sound like a deal? I hope you train horses.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes. Barter is defined as cashless and dealing in the trade of goods directly between parties. There is an argument that even cash is just a form of barter though. If there any real difference to me in exchanging 1 hour of my time for a pound of oranges that I then trade for a gallon of gas, and me trading 1 hour of my time for a $5 bill that I then trade for the gallon of gas?

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[–] ThirteenthZodiac 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If there any real difference to me in exchanging 1 hour of my time for a pound of oranges that I then trade for a gallon of gas, and me trading 1 hour of my time for a $5 bill that I then trade for the gallon of gas?

Only in the sense that the guy selling you gas may not need a pound of oranges (and thus choose not to participate in that exchange), but would take your $5 because he can get the pound of apples that he wants.

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[–] Crensch 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

My mistake; finished the sentence early when I got distracted.

Fixed. Thank you.

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[–] xenoPsychologist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

its not relevant, but its good to see ya around again.