Let's Try Barter: The Answer to Inflation--And the Tax Collector

Let's Try Barter: The Answer to Inflation--And the Tax Collector

Let's Try Barter: The Answer to Inflation--And the Tax Collector

Let's Try Barter: The Answer to Inflation--And the Tax Collector

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Barter means swapping; voluntary exchange of goods or services for other goods or services. Its motivation is the advantage attainable by both or all parties. Its basic value is measurable by the usefulness of the goods or services traded, not by the arbitrary value or price thereof.

Barter is of the cradle, the growth plot, the play field; it is the refuge and defending wall of capitalism. Yet it makes for neither millionaires nor paupers. It permits modified uses. One can benefit by barter even if one's participation is but slight and occasional.

Barter is of the commonplace and workaday. It is country neighbors swapping home-grown potatoes for . . .

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