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Old things become new again - The future economy

Rumpelstiltskin

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Few people will be be buying new pretty shiny things in the years to come. Which reminds me of Steely Dan's song - Reelin' in the Years.
Well, you wouldn't even know a diamond If you held it in your hand. The things you think are precious, I can't understand

However, I think bartering will make a resurgence in a big way.
Hunters and fishermen will trade in wild game (healthier than the antibiotic laced meat we buy in the stores now.)
Farmers can trade various crops, cattle, hogs, chickens and their eggs, etc.
Home stills, brewers, and peace pipe tobacco will have their own market.
The main trades will all ways be in need.
Weapons and blacksmiths - another needed service.

What could you trade?
 

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Coffee, started a small artisan coffee roastery at the beginning of this shutdown. It's been interesting getting this going while being under 'house arrest', but was surprised to find coffee roasters were an essential business and were not forced to close. Still, its been weird. The shutdown has made clear to me that eCommerce is going to be a big part of how we market. Can't shutdown the mail, rain or shine ;)