Make Money to Make Money


Now that we're officially in a recession, greenbacks are scarce. Why not print your own? That's what many communities are doing, though it's not as transgressive as it sounds. Many communities have turned to trading with their own currencies in an attempt to bolster local economies. The most successful of these, Massachussetts' BerkShares program, has more than two million notes in circulation. GOODBucks, anyone?

BerkShares: Local Currency for the Berkshires Regions

Milwaukee neighborhoods could print own money (Chicago Tribune)