First let me say that this post is my friend gigoid….we have had a couple conversations about the use of money….
Have you noticed that use of money is on the outs?
People use credit cards, their tablet or their phone for their transactions……there was even a movement that would do away with cash altogether…..I think it originated in the UK (nor positive)…..
The subject got me to thinking about the use of money……why and when did we start this tradition of using money?
And you guys know me…..I feel that I have to give you a historic perspective to help clear it all up…..
Sometimes you run across a grimy, tattered dollar bill that seems like it’s been around since the beginning of time. Assuredly it hasn’t, but the history of human beings using cash currency does go back a long time — 40,000 years.
Scientists have tracked exchange and trade through the archaeological record, starting in Upper Paleolithic when groups of hunters traded for the best flint weapons and other tools. First, people bartered, making direct deals between two parties of desirable objects.
So is cash a thing of the past?