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Should we bring back the barter system?
With our national economic situation seeming more dire by the day, has anyone thought about using the barter system in place of money for certain goods and services? Would it work (at least among groups of friends)?
What a fun idea! I'm already starting to think of what I might be able to call "currency."
I used to read Yankee magazine and really enjoyed the swap corner where people could say "i have a this, if you have a that"
I also like the idea of clothing swap parties. My sister used to do this with her friends. Each person would bring a bag of clothes they were going to donate. They'd pour all the clothes out on the floor and everyone could pick what they wanted from the pile. What was left over went to the clothing bins.
Hmm...I might be game for this. Although it might be strange, going into a restaurant, eating a meal and...doing what? Washing the dishes? On second thought, it doesn't sound THAT bad.