Mudcat Café message #1412750 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78468   Message #1412750
Posted By: dianavan
17-Feb-05 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need money?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need money?
I once lived on an island where very little money changed hands. Of course you needed money if you left the island but largely it was a barter system on the island.

example: I baked bread. I would trade the bread for coffee, butter and sugar. The fisherman would let me choose in salmon in the hold for a loaf of homemake bread. In turn I would take it home and smoke it. I would then trade it for more coffee, butter, oil or what have you.

Times have changed and now the island (population 350) has its own mint. Oh Canada!