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Greece Reverts To Barter Economy For First Time Since Nazi Occupation
07-30-2015, 02:30 AM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Quote:Tradenow, a Website started three years ago to facilitate barter of everything from food to technology, says the number of users and the volume of transactions have doubled since capital controls came into effect on June 29.

"Before capital controls, we were reaching out to companies to encourage them to register," says Yiannis Deliyiannis, the company's chief executive.

"Now companies themselves are getting in touch with us to get registered.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-29...occupation

Just thinking... if a market/currency collapse/bank bail-in is near and barter is necessary for survival, some one with computer smarts and time could have a e-barter system in place. Completely circumvent fiat. hmm.gif
07-30-2015, 02:32 AM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Will trade XXX for food. How would that barter system work in regards to obtaining food (independent farmers)?
07-30-2015, 02:42 AM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(07-30-2015, 02:32 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Will trade XXX for food. How would that barter system work in regards to obtaining food (independent farmers)?

If you're hungry and have no food, haven't been paid since spring, a farmer needs a field hand and has no cash to pay you, you work for him for food which he produces.

It's bringing them together that will make it work.
07-30-2015, 02:47 AM #4
SpiritMasonChazz Member
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I thought the Rothchilds etc might float Greece to avoid a domino bank fall. But seeing the planed market crash for September looks like Greece is on there own. They better become farmers or handymen because there 9 to 5 desk jocky jobs won't be there to buy food.
07-30-2015, 02:56 AM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Isn't there always a downturn around every September? (cyclical?) hmm.gif
07-30-2015, 11:10 AM #6
Accidental Stoner Member
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Ridiculous.

Humans digging up resources faster and more than ever before.

Realizing that someone is skimming off the profits sure is heavy rocket science and brain surgery, eh..? [/sarc]

Good for the Greeks, though. Got the feeling they will discover something absolutely beautiful. Freedom.
07-30-2015, 12:49 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Of course the Greeks are going to barter, it's pretty obvious to them the bankers and politicians aren't working for them. Necessity is the mother of invention.

yup.gif
07-30-2015, 01:33 PM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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yup.gif

And self-sufficiency is the father of freedom.

Wish I had their climate + a patch of land.
07-30-2015, 02:12 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,361 Threads:1,482 Joined:Feb 2011
No you don't. They don't seem to be very İmage friendly 13.gif

But I may be misinformed. Out on your own island minding your own business, I think it would be pretty chillin'.



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