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Do you think the world would be a better place if money didn't exist?


Asked by fairyinabubble at 6:14 PM on Jul. 14, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • we had this discussion in my econ class in college, there will be some type of bartering system and money only is valued at what we value it, so if we say 5.00 is worth 5.00 then it is but if we say 5.00 is worth 10.00 then we are causing an issue that is why the gov't sets standards on what the is valued at but the PPL are the ones that truly put that value on money so if you would rather not use money and barter some other way you are not valuing your money.

    Answer by jagrus at 6:22 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • No. With the population as large as it is, bartering wouldn't work large scale. And individual groups would end up making some kind of symbolic coin to exchange instead of labor or actual goods. So there you are with money already.

    Answer by Bmat at 6:20 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • kind would just find something else to be the root of all evil. Its a nice hopeful thought tho!

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 6:20 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • no. i dont think it would work out, and plus - some people choose to work harder for there money then others. why should someone who sits on there ass all day get the same amount of money, or things, then someone who goes out and works for it because people would still be working. someone has to grow the food we eat and etc. - and people arent going to work for free or for the same amount of things as the next one whos not working or not working as hard.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 6:33 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • No, money is just the focus of the issue and not the real issue. The real issue is haves vs have nots and there was plenty of that before a true monetary system came into being.

    Answer by kuriequinn at 6:43 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • We had a world where money didn't exist. They bartered goods. Then they invented money. Something has to be traded of equal worth for goods/services rendered. We don't do something for nothing. It isn't natural.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:50 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • I think so, but there would still be some method of compensation.
    I belong to a group where we barter a lot-

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • I don't know!

    Answer by Honeybun09 at 10:26 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Probably not.

    Answer by poptart0325 at 8:52 AM on Jul. 15, 2010