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Doc Manhattan

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PostSubject: BerkShares   Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:15 am

Some regions in the are playing around with local scrip--a common currency, pegged and discounted against the dollar, that can be spent at local businesses. It's essentially a network of common gift certificates, but a clever way to keep money in the area and at small business anyhow.

Why mention it here? Because America's newest local currency, the BerkShare (of the Berkshire region in Mass.), features Norman Rockwell on its 50B note, his smoking pipe in hand! No PC money this!
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PostSubject: Re: BerkShares   Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:27 am

that's pretty cool. long live the pipe smoker!
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