On Aug 6, 2017 18:00, "Zenaan Harkness" <z...@freedbms.net> wrote:

This might sound exceptionally unusual to those who have not
experienced this absud and strange type of human behaviour, but this
"ledger keeping" or "documentation of barter" simply does NOT happen
- not even in "modern 2017 Australia".

Who cares if some city-dwelling accountant type is not aware of such
basic rural human realities?

Not all known actually-existing societies have been based on accountancy -
which is nearly, but not quite, the same thing as being based on the State.

Pierre Clastres gives a fascinating description of non-state societies
among "primitive" (pre-urbanization) peoples in *The Archaeology of
Violence*. Available free at https://muse.jhu.edu/book/21784

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