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I found an article which describes that people living in Brixton, an area in south London, developed their own money in the time of the big recession a few years ago. It did not become an officially accepted currency, but it was accepted in most of the local businesses. It helped to make people buy things they needed nearby and thus helped the local businesses through the recession. To me, this was a very simple, but effective way to make people strenghten their own, local economy and models like this could help us in the future.
Check this link to read the wh*** article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/26/AR2...