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Social SciencesIn essence, what you are talking about here is a return to bartering. Instead of paying money for things, we would barter one thing for another. Returning to bartering would be very inconvenient...
HistoryThere is no way to know when bartering first became part of the human experience. It is likely that it has been going on since before civilization existed. It is possible to say, however, that...
Social SciencesThe main advantage of money over barter is that money is always going to be usable. Barter is very often not possible. This is because of the need for what is called a “coincidence of wants”...