According to me, the world DOES work on a barter system. There’s no such thing as a free lunch and everybody needs to earn a living. Something for something, not nothing for something. Even if the price is not even implied, it is there.
I pitch at work and either work or pretend that I work. At the end of the month my input is measured and my boss then decides to either pay me or pretend to pay me. Something for something.
If we were living in a world without money, I know a lot of people who would die. They won’t be able to build their own “houses” or even a lean-to. They would expect people to provide for them – purely for the benefit of knowing them.
I would do anything I can to provide for my family. Anything being either making something to fulfill a need of someone else or doing a vital task that they would reward me for. I would be completely happy receiving food/clothes/commodities in exchange for my products/services.
I am multi-skilled, so I think I would be able to survive.
Butcher, baker and candlestick maker.
PS: And I would definitely marry my husband again, he can do ANYTHING!! 😀