US Community Uses Local Currency to Weather Financial Storms

A small community in the northeastern U.S. state of Massachusetts has embarked on an effort to keep its economy growing and stave off the negative effects of globalization.  In Berkshire County, many residents use a local currency called the BerkShare to buy goods, at a discount, from area businesses.

Berksire County, Massachusetts, has long had a reputation for independence, as a home to artists and musicians. And for the past few years, residents of the hilly, New England community have been using their own currency at local shops and restaurants.



About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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