Within our research and presentation of the Equal Money System, we’ve encountered people supporting the idea of bartering and/or ask if Equal Money can be equated to bartering.
Here I quote the simplicity of this point explained by Bernard Poolman today:
Bartering is still capitalism – I have capital value i.e. a fruit which I exchange for your thing with capital value
If you have no capital to barter
Placing any value separate from the thing as product itself is capitalizing – whether you’re simply trying to equate an exchange between tomatoes and potatoes, you’ll still be resorting to place a certain amount of tomatoes for potatoes – same with let’s say paying for a horse with vegetables = you would still have to somehow manage to ‘equate’ both points to create a ‘fair trade’ which is the problem in itself.
Being able to barter implies an…
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