Barter Quotes

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Aristophanes
“[Y]ou possess all the attributes of a demagogue; a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, crossgrained nature and the language of the market-place. In you all is united which is needful for governing.”
Aristophanes, The Knights

Charles Wheelan
“In a basic agricultural society, it's easy enough to swap five chickens for a new dress or to pay a schoolteacher with a goat and three sacks of rice. Barter works less well in a more advanced economy. The logistical challenges of using chickens to buy books on Amazon.com would be formidable.”
Charles Wheelan, Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

Amy Harmon
“Life had taught her that consequences were ugly and painful, and seldom worth the pleasure they had been bartered for.”
Amy Harmon, Prom Night in Purgatory

John Maynard Keynes
“With the breakdown of money economy the practice of international barter is becoming prevalent.”
John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace

Markham Shaw Pyle
“Over the course of human history, many items have briefly flourished as means of exchange, only to be demonetarized. Now, we have demonetarized money.”
Markham Shaw Pyle

Rachel Caine
“Mortals simply aren't what they used to be," he said. "A thousand years ago, you would have bartered your immortal soul for a crust of stale bread. Now I can't even get you to gamble at all, even for your freedom.”
Rachel Caine, Midnight Alley

Katherine McIntyre
“Theo heaved a sigh, not bothering to hide her irritation. “You get the satisfaction of being a decent man for once.”

Silas snorted. “That’s not a barter in the slightest. Offer me something worthwhile.”
Katherine McIntyre, Of Tinkers and Technomancers

Ronald H. Coase
“The time has surely gone in which economists could analyze in great detail two individuals exchanging nuts for berries on the edge of the forest and then feel that their analysis of the process of exchange was complete, illuminating though this analysis may be in certain respects.”
Ronald H. Coase

Gavin John Adams
“Every time you use a banknote; every time you use a modern coin; every time you use a credit card or debit card; every time you use internet banking; every time you use any modern crypto currency; every time you use a gift voucher; every time you use a poker chip; in fact, every time you enter into any form of transaction that does not rely on bartering, each such transaction has its ideological origins in John Law’s idea that money need have no intrinsic value.”
Gavin John Adams, John Law: The Lauriston Lecture and Collected Writings

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I live life as some barter system, I will in fact never have given anything away except the opportunity to really live.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Friendship cannot be bought, traded or bartered. You won’t find it on sale, and there’s never a coupon for it. Truly priceless things can only be given.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey