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The Moneyless Walk

Posted in interesting by moneymanagement on June 26, 2008

BBC reports equipped with only a few T-shirts, a bandage and spare sandals, former dotcom businessman Mark Boyle is set to cross Europe and the Middle East.

On his 9,000-mile trek to Gandhi’s birthplace, he will have to pick his way through war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Mr Boyle, 28, said: “I will be offering my skills to people. If I get food in return, it’s a bonus”

He says he is part of the freeconomy movement – a group which began in the US and aims to bring about a moneyless society.

He plans not to touch any money and is taking no credit cards or travellers’ cheques.

Barter was the first form of money exchange and it is still prevalent in many rural societies to some extend or the other.

Mr Boyle’s experiment might just show inspite of modern money so deeply entrenched, barter may still be an acceptable form of money.

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