Group proposes alternative currency to support local economy

BNote bills could be used only at area businesses, keeping value in city

The Baltimore Green Currency Association, a nonprofit that aims to help small restaurants and mom-and-pop retailers fend off the big chains, is trying to build an alternative economy — mostly in Hampden. To do so, the group plans to issue a local currency called BNotes. Full Story »

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Mary Hartney
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by Samantha Sherer - Sep. 9, 2011

This is an extremely informative article. The author goes beyond the basic points of BNotes and why they were created, and really takes a look at the success that they can lead to, as well as a potential lack there of. The article references other local currency programs to support their personal findings, as well as having an expert opinion in "applied economics" to support the issue. Overall, it was a great journalistic effort.

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