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Money: A Great Idea Gone Bad?

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Money: A Great Idea Gone Bad?

Where did it all go so wrong? Money was supposed to keep the peace, not ruin it. When caveperson #1 wanted something from caveperson #2, s/he would look to trade. If #2 also wanted something from #1, all good! But what would happen if there weren’t a mutual wanting? Someone would get hurt, even killed; and given our dependency on our tribe, if the failed trade was between clans, a major wipe-out could occur. In a moment of genius, an alternative to direct trade was introduced.  Something EVERYONE could agree on as valuable  came in as a third party to make the peace. I want your pots...

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