No example of a barter economy, pure and simple, has ever been described, let alone the emergence from it of money; all available ethnography suggests that there never has been such a thing Caroline Humphrey, Barter and Economic Disintegration (1985)
One century of Greek inflation data, 1915-2015
11/12/2015 - 07:03
One century of monthly CPI inflation data in one chart.
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Note that the axis in above part of the chart is logarithmic; during the German occupation the CPI index climbed to 24,746,950,839%, or roughly 25 billion per cent!