What happened to the honour system? Did it go out with chivalry and/or the Boy Scouts? The honour system was a system where you actually got your product before you paid for it. Like a news paper box that wasn't locked. You pulled out your paper and then paid the cost of the paper. Has the system eroded because of rising corruption or for some other reason? Is it because of inflation? I mean, honour didn't really rely on the level of corruption as far as I can tell. It was in full swing during the 20s when everyone had a machine gun and used it often. So, what brought on the demise of the system?