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Hometown Money: A Return to the Barter System

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A Canton Farmers Market vendor wants to start a barter system economy using printed currency. A prototype of the exchange system has worked in the central New York city of Ithaca for about a decade. Martha Foley talks with Steve Johnson, who runs Adirondack Enterprises. He thinks the Ithaca Hours program could work in the Canton-Potsdam area, and spread throughout the North Country.

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Martha Foley
News and Public Affairs Director

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