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Free education – fact or fiction?

Fact! Education used to be for the fortunate few. No more! Libraries The first public libraries were often started with a donation, or were bequeathed to parishes, churches, schools or towns. These social and institutional libraries formed the base of many academic and public library collections of today. Libraries offer a wealth of information both…

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Bartering – exchanging goods and services without money

What is bartering? According to Wikipedia. In trade, barter is a system of exchange where participants in a transaction directly exchange goods or services for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money Bartering has been around for a very long time – since hunters exchanged game for a spear point with a flint knapper and farmers exchanged wheat for fish with a…