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> On Tue, 5 Sep 2000 21:10:31 -0400, "H. S. Teoh" <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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> >Just wondering... anybody's conlang/conculture *doesn't* have currency
> >involved? Not that a money-less world is particularly plausible,

Sure it is.  Money assumes that there are things that can be owned by
individuals in a way alienable to others.  However, in most human cultures,
through most of history, there was very little that could be considered personal
property, because there was very little period.  Hunter-gatherers have
neither need nor motivation for property if they're gonna have to carry it
around everywhere.  Hence:  keep only what you need to live with, and
provision for the survival of the tribe or clan first.  Under these conditions,
money is actually very counterintuitive.

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