|Hyper inflation in America and the UK.
||[Oct. 29th, 2009|08:36 am]
People are suggesting that a "Great Depression", or hyper inflation in the UK or America would be much worse than it was in the past because back then cities were smaller, and it was easier to get back to grass-root subsistence and bartering than it would be now.|
There's too many big cities that contain no one who can produce anything from the land. What could they produce and barter with?
Besides which - bartering requires a good mix of people with different skills in proximity. Today's super sized cities are the antithesis of this. Highly technologically skilled people all in one place, miles from anyone useful.
Basically - mass riots and starvation, rather than controlled devolution of technology.