12 Mar 2013

Ithaca's many accolades

Submitted by Bluffs Silver

Ithaca, NY has America's longest running, currently active local currency, Ithaca Hours, which began in 1991. This investment in local business and local people has been paying great dividends as Ithaca has been recognized in the last decade by scores of different organizations for its excellent livability and desirable city qualities:


24 Feb 2013

Strength in Diversity

Submitted by Bluffs Silver

One of the biggest upsides of using local currencies is the increased stability that comes from increased diversity in the money supply. A nice video and summary of the economic pitfalls of a "monoculture in money" and how local currencies can help create more local economic resilience: 



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