Food-Back Currency

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Food-Back Currency

Perhaps some of you are familiar with Jason Bradford's "Reality Report", a long-format interview podcast on issues related to energy descent. (Featuring luminaries like, uh, Chris Martenson.) I just ran across this interesting post by him on the Oil Drum detailing how they are issuing a local (reserve) currency backed by food in Willits, CA. Thought it might be of interest to others here. Here's a link:

http://campfire.theoildrum.com/node/5158#more

 Andrew

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Re: Food-Back Currency

 

Thanks for posting this article, Andrew.  I've only had time to scan it, but it's a fascinating concept.  I'll be coming back to it when I have time to give it the attention it deserves.

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Re: Food-Back Currency

Interesting read. The plan definitely sounds intriguing and at least guarantees that most people get fed. Let's just hope that farmers don't become the next banksters... because they can always grow more money!

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