Signs of the New Recession: Bartering

The Trib‘s Angela Woodall has a terrific piece up about the rise of bartering in the economic downturn. We’re not talking about neighbors swapping liberty garden veggies, either, but major companies like the Oakland Raiders bypassing cash in the tough times. And BizXchange, a Seattle company with an Oakland office, is using the Web to broker and record each barter, bringing companies together to bypass the cash system in the new recession. If you read the whole story, we promise we’ll rake your front yard.

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