As Britain loses faith in its banks and feels shockwaves from the euro crisis, one city is trying to keep local wealth in local pockets with the
launch of its own currency.
The Bristol pound - usable only with member businesses in the city in southwest England - is to launch in September, and organisers are deluged with
local firms wanting to sign up.
"The perception of banking and money is that it's a very ruthless system: people are out for what they can get," co-founder Ciaran Mundy told AFP.
"This is about saying yes to something new. It's tapping into a different set of values about money."
I have just had a quick look at the news headlines on yahoo's home page,i like as we all do to think we're pretty much up to speed when it comes to
issues in the local area or country other than wee johnny lost the milk money !!! However,when reading the article it mentions 1 or2 other towns have
done this..i personally was not aware of this but i will look deeper into this later tonight,here's the link to the article
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