If (or when) money fails....
Started by sphinx, 4th June 2019 22:44 in Talk & Chat

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    I've been on radio quite a few times and done a lot of stage work. Add my notable public speaking abilities at conferences, and I can make a living.
    Come to think of it, that's what I do now.
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    Nice Fred
    I've been on radio quite a few times and done a lot of stage work. Add my notable public speaking abilities at conferences, and I can make a living.
    Come to think of it, that's what I do now.
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    Nice Fred
    I've been on radio quite a few times and done a lot of stage work. Add my notable public speaking abilities at conferences, and I can make a living.
    Come to think of it, that's what I do now.
    I thought you were a tee-chur.

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    Scrotnig
    I thought you were a tee-chur.
    Nope.
    I did a little stint for eight years, but I started a new job last summer. This involves a lot of motivational speaking and I get to travel all over the country for free.
    I know things most people have to google

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    Nice Fred
    I've been on radio quite a few times and done a lot of stage work. Add my notable public speaking abilities at conferences, and I can make a living.
    Come to think of it, that's what I do now.
    I'm not denigrating your skills, Fred, but would these be of any use in the scenario envisaged in the OP, in which the monetary system has broken down?

    You give a speech at a conference. How are they going to pay you, without money? 60 bags of rice? Who's going to have to time to give conferences, if they're busy growing rice?

    No, the logic of a society without money is that most people will revert to subsistence farming.

    If I'm not a food producer, I will need something that I can barter with food producers for food.

    I can barter my CD player for food today. But I will be hungry again tomorrow, and I won't have a CD player to barter.

    So I will have to start growing my own food.

    That might not be a problem for me, because I have a fairly large garden. But many people don't have land they can grow food on, so there will be widespread hunger. And a hungry man is an angry man, so it wouldn't be pleasant.
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    sphinx
    What have BC members got to offer for barter?
    Chemicals... lots of chemicals.

    I'm sure that is a post-apocalyptic world I can do quite well in the short term as long as I employ a good enough security force.
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    Id be fine, I would need a water purification system of some kind and some chickens and Id be good, I already know how to preserve, dry and smoke food, I make most food myself and I grow enough fruit, veg and herbs to last us a through the year and my husband keeps enough seeds to grow the following year, Ive got rabbits and guinea pigs, if we didnt have other options Id let them have babies and eat the meat. In the event of an apocalypse you can all all come to mine.
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    LadyLush
    Id be fine, I would need a water purification system of some kind and some chickens and Id be good, I already know how to preserve, dry and smoke food, I make most food myself and I grow enough fruit, veg and herbs to last us a through the year and my husband keeps enough seeds to grow the following year, Ive got rabbits and guinea pigs, if we didnt have other options Id let them have babies and eat the meat. In the event of an apocalypse you can all all come to mine.
    Rabbit pancakes with plum sauce and sweet and sour Guinea Pig with chips for me please. I'm guessing rice might be a problem.
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    Don't rabbits and guinea pigs have to eat in order to reproduce? Why not just eat their food?
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    I don't think I'd do very well. My core skill is computer programming, which will be of limited use when we go back to the Stone Age.

    I could make bread from scratch, provided grains were still available. I could probably cook a half decent meal in return for some veggies. Obviously, as I'm a giant of a man, I might be able to get myself a job working as Joe 90's bodyguard, in return for some of the goodies that he repossesses from people's houses
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