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Thread #78468   Message #1411725
Posted By: GUEST,Amos
16-Feb-05 - 10:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need money?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need money?

Thanks for the grin!! I love that whacky guy.

This question is unrealistic; the notion of a society based on free production and free distribution demonstrates a very limited understanding of how people work.

People strive to get something they desire, They don't get far when they are given everything, with rare exceptions. Furthermore there is no provens ystem for managing such a method of distribution.

But barter is a brake on any organization or expansion, because it gets very bulky. We need money so we don't have to carry around tons of raw goods or complex journals of interlocking trade agreements every day.