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Mário Crespo

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Can we ever stop using money?

Can we ever stop using money? If so, How will we survive?

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    Apr 5 2011: Historically we have been able to survive without official currency systems. You could trade a service or item of value for another service or item of value. Times were much more simpler... I think that in an underdeveloped country, yes, you could stop using money (although you would still trade something for something else). In a post industrial country, no, I highly doubt it because we place so much significance on money in our definitions of who we are, and we use money as an indicator for our success. To stop using money would mean that those who have it would have to give it up, and since money is an indicator and source of power, very unlikely those with a lot of it will let it go. But its a nice idea Mario.
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      Apr 5 2011: Barter System? :-O
      In today's world, a man will kill another man for 10 grains less!

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