Learn about the development of the concept of Trade with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.
In its long and diverse history, trade has promoted communication between countless communities. And it has been concerned with the exchange of countless goods from local markets to national economies.
Scientists have found evidence that ancient hunting tribes traded for flint more than 150,000 years ago. Such trade enabled these tribes to gain products they could not make or find in their own territory. And as such actions pre-dated currency, these ancient tribes traded through a bartering system. Bartering means the exchange of one product for another.
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Businesspeople are not the only listeners who will enjoy this Ideas & Concepts episode from the renowned learning library of iMinds. The concentrated lesson explores the history of local and international trade, covering such subjects as the Silk Road, the slave trade, the rise of hard currency in the 16th century, taxes and tariffs, and the World Trade Organization. Though these iMinds micro-courses are always brief, they never feel like superficial overviews. Smart, informative, and impeccably delivered (in this case by accomplished Australian actress Ellouise Rothwell), this short-form audio encyclopedia broadens one's breadth of knowledge while also managing to entertain.