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It's the thing that usually causes the collapse of local barter based economy systems. A fraction of the People get involved because they can avoid tax, and sooner or later thegovernment turns up with a tax bill. The other problem is that people tend to be too choosy about what they want to do. local economies can only support so many potters and artists.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Mar 22nd, 2009 at 12:07:05 PM EST
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The other problem is that people tend to be too choosy about what they want to do. local economies can only support so many potters and artists.

Which is why we need Units of "Money's Worth" which people are prepared to accept...

I reckon that land rental value is one of them, and energy value another.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun Mar 22nd, 2009 at 01:19:30 PM EST
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