Re: Gene Roddenberry's weird rules
we don't see her bartering with the merchant
Crusher: "I'll take the entire bolt. Send it to our starship when it arrives. Charge to Doctor Crusher. "
No barter necessary, she simply bought it outright.
Which would imply some type of currency exchanged hands.
But was "no money" a Roddenberry rule? Wasn't it originally introduced in The Voyage Home
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"