- hi; well, barsoom certainly had an economic system of *some* sort,
sufficient to supply food to non-subsistence farmers, craftspeople,
including (but not restricted to) smiths and other metal-workers on
an at least vaguely stable basis - plus support the nobility and
above, the military, and any other local forces of lawn order. . .
- it doesn't *need* to've been money- (or similar token-) based, as
several human civilisation existed for variously extensive periods
without the convenience and flexibility commonly attributed to the
invention of electrum coinage by the lydians, or the adoption of
cowrie shells from the maldives as cash across south-east asia; in
at least some societies that survived into modern times, stored
wealth was reckoned in a combination of unique art/craft pieces,
plus the reputation of generosity remembered by all - friends and
enemies alike - periodically "topped up" with gifts, the receipt of
which _could_ "bankrupt" the recipient notable, family or tribe if
they were unable to match the level of generosity in return within
some traditionally acceptable period of time...°
° - cf. "face"
- it is somewhat more challenging to conceive of a basis for the -
putative - economic system of r'lyeh.
- love, ppint.
decadence; n: the finest flowering of civilisation