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Why was money invented?

Im just curious on why we couldnt have just stuck with trading instead of having to buy stuff. Trading would make life sooooooo much easier

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The same reason credit cards were invented sort of. our money represents gold. So instead of carrying around gold we have a substitute. Money. Before that we did trade but someone had the bright idea to only accept gold because Everybody could use it for anything. Like if you traded a chicken for some shoes maybe the shoe guy already had enuf chickens. but if you used GOLD then he would definitely need that because it could buy ANYTHING.

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Grain, goats, and cows don't fit in wallets so good :-/

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Hahahaha true
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Trading still exists today, we just call them favors now :)
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Yeah, i just wish trading was a regular thing instead of money...
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Problem is like I said though, we'd all have a zoo trailing behind us wherever we went :-/
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Hahahaha
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money was invented because people
1)aren't perfect
2)are selfish
3)forget things easily
4)need a fair equal standard by which value would be assessed

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Most of us "normal" people don't have farms.....we aren't masters of any specific useful trade (such as a blacksmith or making clothes).....so without money we have nothing to "trade" with......money is only a representation of time spent doing a job.....

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We dont have a farm but my dad has a pizzeria and we trade pizza for lots of things
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Yeah.....and I would gladly trade you some money for some pizza right now.....I'm friggin starvin like Marvin over here!! 8)
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Hahahaha
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Oh ....... that explains why you're so grumpy over the whole food issue! lmao
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Kinda....8)
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Lol bet you are hungry
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Ok I'll go make you some lunch........ geez all you had to do was ask! lol
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I'm throwing a teryaki pork roast in the oven as we speak......I'm gonna DESTROY that thing!!! 8)
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Oh that sounds GOOD!!!!!! Why would you want a woman to cook for you any how? You're probably better at it than she is....... If you cooked for me I'd happily do all the dishes!!! and give you a foot massage!!!!
DANG!!! now I'm hungry.....
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I might have to have a corned beef appetizer......
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Oh I made the best corned beef recipe EVER yesterday!!!! I saw it on line and it had 5 stars so I gave it a shot and according to my family it was a great success. I cooked it for 9 hours on low in the crock pot. Brisket, bottle of beer, two bay leafs and two onions cut up on top. at 6 hours take it out and put in carrots, cabbage and potatos. Then put the brisket back on top and cook for the remaining 3 hours. Yummers!!!!
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We did the crock-pot thing as well.....and it turned out amazing....as well 8)
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Don't know what to make for tonight????? Maybe tacos? I love home made tacos!!!
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I don't do tacos anymore......I do taco salads.....that way I'm not confined to trying to squeeze what I want into a shell or burrito.....8)
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You can have more than one.... or is it the different items that won't all fit???? How many things can you put on a taco any way? and please, while I really wouldn't be shocked, don't say grape jelly!!!!
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Have you ever had spaghetti tacos???
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See now there's a new one on me...... no I can't say I have.
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OK....let's see.....I like lettuce on a taco but it takes up precious space.....and even though tomatoes are basically the same thing as salsa I like to have both of those on there as well.....jalapenos and onions are good as well.....along with shredded cheddar and taco sauce and hot sauce which tend to just basically drip all over the plate anyways causing the use of a fork or spoon at some point so I just save myself the headache and grab a huge bowl and throw everything in there worry free......8)
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I learned spaghetti tacos from one of my fav tv shows icarly
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Its where you make spaghetti and put the sauce on it then put it in the shell and BAM spaghetti tacos
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Nice.... on both the spaget tacos and the messy tacos.

OK Naf you're right but keeping it together's half the fun. I use cilantro instead of lettus, gives it more flavor. Ok that settles it tacos it is!!!!
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Yeah... I'll pass on the spaget tacos.
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Trading makes it simpler ONLY if you have something that others want. What if you don't. You need a common denominator and that's money. Universally accepted so you don't have to match up with a mutually acceptable trade item.

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The use of money is trade. We give the cashier money and in return we get an item.
As time went on money needed to be used because trading animals isn't quite easy or efficient. New jobs meant less farmers. And let's face it, every country is plentiful in most things previously traded.

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. Sometimes people would pay with tea, grain, animals, etc. Money does just makes it a lot easier.

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Because if money wasn't invented everyone would get everything free and people wouldn't want to make things because they don't get paid

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How what are you trade with the blacksmith what we give him for his work or Baker or a dressmaker. After awhile you run out if things that people want to trade for. What about someone in the military what would trade with. In early times they used salt as money to pay people for there work. So trade only work for a small group of people not a large city or town or anything

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