By James Harvey Stout (deceased). This material is now in the public domain. The complete collection of Mr. Stout's writing is now at http://stout.mybravenet.com/public_html/h/ >
No matter how much money we earn -- as individuals or businesses -- we can get more of whatever we want by bartering. ("Bartering" is the same as "trading" or "swapping one thing for another thing.") This is a practical how-to book which gives guidelines for every step of the process -- selecting goods and services which can be swapped, determining the fairness of a trade, finding people with whom to barter, and negotiating the deal. Several chapters are directed toward businesspeople, who discovered that bartering is a respectable practice which is used by small companies and most large corporations.
This is two books in one:
When we barter, we learn about values, financial responsibility, and self-reliance. And we gain self-respect as we discover that we have many abilities which are considered worthwhile to other people.
I have been the administrative assistant of a barter organization, a columnist for Barter News (an international trade journal), and the author of 25 magazine and trade-journal articles on the subject.
The next step on our journey: