Alternative Currencies replacing failing Euros and Federal Reserve NotesSubmitted by fullofliberty on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:13
"IT’S been a busy day at the market in downtown Volos. Angeliki Ioanitou has sold a decent quantity of olive oil and soap, while her friend Maria has done good business with her fresh pies.
But not a single euro has changed hands — none of the customers on this drizzly Saturday morning has bothered carrying money at all. For many, browsing through the racks of second-hand clothes, electrical appliances and homemade jams, the need to survive means money has been usurped.
“It’s all about exchange and solidarity, helping one another out in these very hard times,” enthused Ioanitou. “You could say a lot of us have dreams of a utopia without the euro.”
In this bustling port city in Greece, locals have come up with a novel way of dealing with austerity — adopting their own alternative currency, known as the Tem. As the country struggles with its worst crisis in modern times, with Greeks losing up to 40 per cent of their disposable income as a result of policies imposed in exchange for international aid, the system has been a huge success. Organisers say some 1,300 people have signed up to the informal bartering network."
Did you know there is a local and usury free alternative currency in Tennessee?
An interview from Music City Liberty Fest with Wayne Walton explaining how the new currency works: