If such an idea were taken seriously, it would set the nation that acted upon it years back in terms of economic development. Only the earliest and most primitive of civilizations with out organized government relied on barter and one that did so today would not be able to compete with the surrounding nations. Organised trade and transaction would be nearly imposable. Stocks, organised business and banking would also not exist. To top it all off there is almost next to no upsides to such a structure .