Zombie Cliche Lookout: Fair Trade
One of the first casualties of the zombie apocalypse is going to be currency. We’ve enjoyed the ability to trade dollars (or whatever you local currency happens to be) for good and services for generations, so this change is going to be difficult for a lot of people, especially at the beginning. In the initial chaos you can expect to see a lot of people wasting their time looting money and other nearly-useless items while the authorities are busy being eaten by zombies.
Eventually, people will figure things out, and commerce will devolve by centuries until we will only exchange good and services for other goods and services. Of course, a lot of people believe that precious metals will continue to be important. I’m not sure about that, but I’m certainly willing to admit that it’s a possibility. Paper notes, on the other hand, will probably be used primarily for tinder and toilet paper.
About this Episode:
I had a hard time getting this episode together. Not for any technical issues, mind you, but simply because I was so tired. I volunteered at the Tough Mudder race this weekend, and it left me absolutely exhausted. Despite that, I had a great time, and can now participate in a 2015 event for only twenty bucks. Time to get into slightly better shape so I don’t die.
Time is running out on the Double-Down Challenge, so be sure to get those entries in, everyone!
Discussion Question: Silver and Gold
Remember above when I mentioned that a lot of people believe that precious metals will retain value in the zombie apocalypse? Well I’m curious about what you guys think. Will gold and other metals continue to be valued? How do you think this will work, and why?