By Mac Slavo – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost
In the wake of socialist Venezuela’s massive hyperinflation, citizens have returned to the original monetary system in order to survive. The barter system is now prevalent in the collapsed economy of the authoritarian dictator, Nicolas Maduro.
Barter is one of the best ways to trade goods, considering its almost impossible to tax those transactions and since money in Venezuela is as difficult to come by as food and medicine, that’s now the preferred method of trading goods and services. Women in Venezuela have been turning to prostitution and asking for payment in food instead of cash for a while now, and as the regime tightens its grip on the private sector, more will have to turn to trade to survive.