Some paople pay money for things they want or need. Others trade products or goods for what they need. Compare the advantages of these two ways of obtaining things. Which way do you prefer? Expalin why.
壹, 條件: 有些人以錢購物/有些人以物換物
二, 要求: 首先比較兩種方法的優點,然後說明自己選擇何種方法,並給出理由.
Their two basic ways in which people pay for things or services they want or need. One is to pay money; the other is to pay in kind. Each of the two ways has its advantages.
Using money as a means of exchange has three obvious advantages. The first is that it is convenient for the buyer to carry the money for a transaction. The second is that because money is a moral means of exchange, it enables both the buyer and the seller to evaluate more accurately the goods involved according to a widely accepted standard. The third advantages is that it is easier for the seller to keep the money after the transaction and it is more convenient for him to use the money for whatever he needs in the future. It is because of these advantages that money is now used worldwide and has become the most precious commodity itself.
Exchanging things, ot paying in kind, ot barter, is a normal way of transaction before money came into being and is still used widely in international trade and occasionally in daily life.This kind of payment has two discernable advantages. Firstly, the two sides involed in a transaction can make use of what they have to get what they need. For instance, when a person has more meat but no bread, he can trade the surplus meat for the badly needed bread with a person who has more bread but no meat.The second advantages is that the two sides of a transaction can avoid the possible losses due to the fluctuation of the values of currencies or prices. This advantage is obvious when the buyer and the seller use different curriencies or when both the buyer and the seller have a sense of insecurity because of the unstable prices.
As for me, I normally prefer to pay money for what I need because money is the only form of payment used by others to pay me. But I do not object to trading things with others when it is necessary or when it is the best solution.