Those who make handcrafts always have something to barter with. Some crafts are not desirable, but many are. Handmade soaps and candles, toys, quilts, jewelry, and other gift items are all highly tradable. I love trading for these items because they make wonderful gifts for family for special occasions and I don’t have to spend our food budget on gifts.
There is another guy I speak with whom I sometimes call my nemesis. He may be a small business owner and complains that he might have to provide health care insurance for his employees. Nemesis is probably too strong a term because the only downfall about which we might speak is losing an argument in a war of words. He is conservative and i am on the liberal side of the middle.