Barter is the economic operation by which each participant gives up the property of a property which he generally possesses in surplus and receives in exchange a good which he can not produce but which he needs. It appeared 11 000 years earlier, at the beginning of...
What if everything started with bartering? Barter has existed since man appeared on Earth. It began as soon as a sufficiently intelligent being could understand that he could exchange a flint against a buffalo hide without having to go hunting himself … The...
“It is certain that money is not a good of itself and that its quantity does not do anything for the opulence of a country in general … Money is only the means and the transport, instead of the commodities useful for life are the end and the purpose. (Pierre de Boisguillebert, 1646-1714) . In order to be able to obtain the goods or services that he does not produce himself, the man uses a particular good.