The Business of Bartering

Taken from our June 2009 newsletter, this article written by Ken MacLeod looks at bartering as a whole.  Is it the best way to support one another and do you ever get full value in the process?  In reality, it is tempting to exchange business services and it seems like a logical process of a fair trade.  Often, however, using a contra deal as a form of business exchange can be more trouble than it’s worth.