Imagine no possessions. It hasn't quite come to that yet. But the regime of Robert Mugabe is a good way along the road to getting rid of money. Because of hyperinflation, it's not worth holding on to:
Many Zimbabweans are resorting to bartering. "I traded some soap for two buckets of maize meal [Zimbabwe's staple food]. It was far much better than trying to buy it in the shops," said worker Richard Mukondo. "People in the rural areas are even worse off. You can see they are hungry and their clothes are in tatters. They trade in whatever they can produce: tomatoes, onions, chickens and eggs."
Tony Hawkins, professor of economics at the University of Zimbabwe, said that no one held cash in the country any more. "People spend it as soon as they get it. Goods hold their value, not money. The government has run out of solutions. At this rate perhaps inflation could hit 1m%..."