Bartering? It's that bad?
If things have come to this point in Greece, which Germany and France bankers still attempt to bail out with little result, then the economic fall is inevitable. Once Greece defaults the dominoes will tumble and Europe is lost for at least a decade, much like Japan's lost decade. Worse, the affect on other central banks around the world will make Lehman Brothers look like a local Starbucks closing.
I'm cashing out and suggest everyone do the same. So what if I'm wrong? I'll still have my money and so do you, whatever it's worth. I see a world-wide economic collapse coming.
Think. The dot.com bubble; the housing bubble; the credit bubble; and now the socialist "gimme" bubble!!!
I truly believe the world is in the worst economic situation it has experienced in my 62 years. I'm just a lowly past owner of 3 small companies and know how to read a profit/loss statement so what do I know about central banks? Nothing. But when I see a major tourist country starting to barter for goods/services - that is not a good sign of things to come.