Barter is still nothing more than an exchange of wealth at an arbitrary but agreed-upon relative value of the items and/or services exchanged.<quoted text>I'm about as independent as you can get. Oh yes I know the gov't built those bridges and roads that I drive over to get what I need. but I also paid a boatload of taxes that hired those people that built those roads. In a modern society you use what is made available. I've always been a fan of the bartering system. As a counselor I would have gladly provided my services for a sack of potatoes or a chicken, but that isn't what has been established and I'm only one person. No I don't like money or love it. I like and love people. Money is just another bartering system.
Capitalism no matter the definition is a way for people to not only get what they need but what they want. The Obama administration is trying to establish a system that gives everyone not just what they need but what they want. Problem is that without capitalism you cannot create the kind of money that gives everyone what they want for free. And the people can't get those things without having to trade something for it.(barter) What they trade is their independence.
Bringing it back to the basic question, capitalism is based upon the pursuit, accumulation, and re-investment of wealth. "Money" is only one form of Wealth, but the primary one in the modern capitalist system. Therefore, a capitalist system is fundamentally based upon "the love of money".
Is all I've been saying.