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)

Hans-Dietrich Genscher

An English translation of the 1988 memorandum circulated by Hans-Dietrich Genscher ptomoting the idea of a European monetray union.