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Monday, 13 April 2009

Town Prints Own Currency to Support Local Business

DemocracyNow takes 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.
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1 comment:

Rusty Kane said...

Democracy takes a look.. The World should take a look.. The only problem I see is the $10 of Plenty is only worth $9 US when exchanged, when it should be worth $50 US in real terms.