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Cash, Credit, or Torches?

If you live in Brooklyn and you’re sick of looking at George Washington‘s face every time you buy coffee, things may be looking up. Inspired by cities like Madison, Wisc., and Ithaca, N.Y., a group of artists in Brooklyn is developing an alternative currency, the Brooklyn Torch, for the borough. The group hopes the currency will improve neighborhood unity and encourage citizens to shop locally. Mary Jeys, who initiated the effort, says “This medium of exchange has more to do with meeting people and feeling that you’re connected to a community versus a monetary system.” (HT: Daily Intel) [%comments]