Thread: Were they paid?
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Old May 5 2013, 06:08 PM   #15
Third Nacelle
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Re: Were they paid?

The thing is we almost NEVER see anyone using currency in Star Trek.

The Ferengi don't have money, they trade with latinum. They don't use credits or paper representing latinum - they use actual bars/strips/slips of latinum.

Nearly all trade is one commodity exchanged for another. The only real currency portrayed has been credits - such as what Uhura used to buy her tribble. I would guess that those credits have a value linked to a real physical commodity and are not cash as we think of it.
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