Local Tender

Ithaca, New York had done this earlier, but now it’s catching on more and more as communities strive to insulate themselves from a global system that is out of control, as covered at Democracy Now!:

North Carolina town prints own currency

We take a look at how one North Carolina town is trying to become more self-sufficient by moving toward being able to feed, fuel and finance itself. The town of Pittsboro houses the nation’s largest biodiesel cooperative, a food co-op, a farmers’ market and, most recently, its own currency, the Pittsboro Plenty. Pittsboro is one of a number of communities across the country printing their own money in an attempt to support local business. [includes rush transcript]

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