Re: Junior economics question: would a barter economy defeat the private banks?
I wish it would, but I think we are too far gone. We have all been complacent about things for too long and only a true and universal revolution with serious rebellion might change things. Alas this has not worked in the past. The American Federal Reserve System is a true monster.
But all it would take is that we stop using their money to purchase things.
It could start off as a grass roots movement, kinda like Ithaca dollars. It would have to start in an independant farming community though, since people who live in urban settings don't really produce anything of value anymore.
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