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by redskies
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25618

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

Ferfal Aguirres,the author of 'Surviving The Economic Collapse',detailed that event in Argentina in 2000. The banks corralled money ( the Corrallito),and everyone had to live on their wits.That meant hustling.Barter started,but as soon as the banks let people have limited cash,cash took back over a...
by redskies
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25618

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

I'm definitely coming around to the importance of skill values in any 'barter' system scenario, much more so than holding onto paper cash or precious metals and even seeds, food stocks and other tangible assets which have a limited life term. If we were to experience a really serious economic crash...
by redskies
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25618

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

featherstick wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:58 pm
No Deal Brexit more likely than ever following today's announcement. Check your preps. And yes, the country probably will collapse.


To be fair, it was probably going to do that anyways!
by redskies
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25618

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

Our is only now and then as we have money to rely on. Take the physical money away and something else would evolve along the lines of barter. Obviously not in major shops but we've done a days labour and been paid in meat. Smaller shops would thrive. There have been schemes in the UK where people t...
by redskies
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25618

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

I love the idea of barter. But even for those of you on this thread who are actively bartering, are you seriously saying you could properly opt out and rely on barter? all food, drink, fuel, energy? Hats off if so but it feels implausible. Theoretically possible. Particularly if you physically remo...
by redskies
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25618

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

Honestly doesn't bother me in the slightest. Barter is still alive and well where we live. Even with folk like the village mechanic. The rest I'm sure I could figure out as I go! Same here. Barter goes on every day more than people think. I do barter work as well but it would be interesting to know...
by redskies
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25618

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

Honestly doesn't bother me in the slightest. Barter is still alive and well where we live. Even with folk like the village mechanic. The rest I'm sure I could figure out as I go! Same here. Barter goes on every day more than people think. Indeed it does. Since we moved here, we've bartered for all ...
by redskies
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25618

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

I cant see anyway of avoiding joining the digital money system even in the most modest way. Imagine living off grid, without mortgage or rent, not watching TV, with a private income and / or tangible savings, generating your own power, water supply, drainage and growing your own food, (phew :o ) yo...
by redskies
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25618

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

Cashless is definitely coming. No doubt. It will take a while but come it will. Sadly you are unlikely to have the choice to avoid it. Your right to insist on paying cash is only as strong as the obligation of merchants to take it, which is less than earlier decades. Shops can choose not to take yo...
by redskies
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25618

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

Just because it's there doesn't mean I have to use it. Yes, I am stubborn, bloody minded, intractable & utterly relentless! The latest articles about the virus surviving up to 28 days on modern bank notes seem to fit this narrative/plan as well. Barter still exists. And there will be more, I think,...