July 3, 2011 1 Comment
With the current financial turmoil, some people think that our monetary system isn’t working and that we should go back to bartering as a method of exchange instead of currency.
If we switched to bartering as a method of exchange, that would suck for criminals. Thousands of thieves would keep throwing out their backs, because $10,000 worth of apples is a lot heavier than $10,000.
Dating wouldn’t be as fun if we went back to the bartering system. Money is an aphrodisiac.
When a guy goes on a date with a girl, guys usually pay the bill and the girls usually enjoy this because it is: nice, proper, and a turn-on. But if we go back to a bartering system for the method of exchange, then guys are going to have to pay for dinner with goods such as: eggs, Pepsi, and shingles. Paying for dinner with a pile of stuff you keep in your car isn’t going to put the woman in the mood. Paying for a meal with goods is about as impressive and sexy as paying for a meal with a big change jar.