Day 337. Wanna Trade?

Regardless of what you do for a living, do you think a few hours of your time is worth a new flat screen TV?  Let’s say you’re a surgeon.  Should an appendectomy get barteringyou a kitchen reno?  What would you offer your massage therapist in exchange for a 90-minute hot stone massage?

You think I’m crazy, don’t you?

Well I’m not.  I’m talking about bartering.  Which, I should tell you, goes back as far as the 1830’s, when the Owenite socialists in Britain and the United States first tried to organize barter exchanges.  It was also the Continue reading