If the would worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter? Would you be successful, or would you struggle?
A barter system is like hustling and I am nothing more than a hustler. So to answer that first question I believe I would fare very well. In order to barter I would need a service or product that I others desired or would be willing to trade. Without a desirable product or service you would have no leverage to demand extra goods. Success is relevant, I would measure my success by comparing what I should have received to what I actually received. If I trade a good and receive more than expected in return, I would consider that a successful trade. Vice versa on having a less successful trade. I do not believe I would struggle in a bartering system since I would value my product above all else. My mind set is quality over everything and if you believe you have the the best and you do have the best then nothing else will compete which will allow you to have more leverage and bartering is nothing more than having leverage over the other party.
***Skill: n. 1) The ability to do something well; expertise. 2) A particular ability.