Bartering – Here to Stay?

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Manifestation de chômeurs à Buenos Aires en Argentine en 2003 © AFP PHOTO/NA

IPSBUENOS AIRES, Apr 9 (IPS/IFEJ) – In May, the bartering system will celebrate 14 years of new life in Argentina. After a peak in this form of trade following the country’s late 2001 economic collapse, today it has a lower profile, though it involves tens of thousands of people around the country. But despite its survival, economists question its long-term viability. IPS

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