community, and it also played important roles in local socialrelations
it also was highly valued property. Women used it forfirewood harvesting, felling of trees and collect wild fruit, menused it for hunting and fishing, some times used it for Splitwild honeycomb which was inside tree. Stone axes belonged to men,but men could lend it to women, it was the unique power of men.
lived in a broad alluvial plain near north coast ofAustralia, but the raw stone which used to make stone axe is morethan 400 miles away. If
people wanted to make stoneaxes by themselves, it was a hard work. Fortunately, they needn’tdo it, they could get stone axes by exchanging with other tribes.Spears made from stingray spines were the major export, whilestone from tribes to the south for stone axe heads was the majorimport. The tribes which lived nearby
also did notmake stone axes by themselves they just middleman of the tradecirculations. However, when Western missionaries brought steelaxes to the aborigines in Australia, local societies were greatlyimpacted by these steel axes. Steel axe performed great advantagethan stone axe which aborigine used before, but steel axe werevery expansive, Yir Yoront men bothered day after day. If anyone who could give a steel axe to Yir Yoront man, the man wouldrather let his wife to make love to the one.What is the definition of commodity? In
he mentioned that: “
A commodity is, in the first place,an object outside us, a thing that by its properties satisfieshuman wants of some sort or another”.
As neo-classic economicsdefinition,
commodity is anything which could be exchanged for satisfying human wants. Karl Marx
argued that the essentialattribute of commodity is labor. However in realities, lot ofcommodities are not the exchange about labor-productions, forexample, a businessman want to bribe a officer for somecommercial interest, this exchange at least not concern any laborfactors for the officer who involved in. behaviors of exchangeare so complicated and diversified. In the Chinese classic
has an allegory about exchanging which showed the hugediversities between exchanges.
Once upon time, there were a family living in Song state(a seigneur existed in 11centuries BC – 286 BC), the family had subsisted their lives for generations by dyingand tanning, they made a sort of medicine which preventing crack of skin. Amerchant had known that, he bid five hundred golden coins for the formula ofpreventing crack. Senior of the family gathered all members to discuss that, theyargued that: we worked for generations just for several golden coins, now, one could