Brixton, U. K. – One of the best ways for the general public to take power back is to develop alternative currencies – both local and global – that allow people to trade outside of the corporate-government banking systems and central bank notes.
Many people in different areas of the world have been moderately successful at implementing local currencies, such as Mountain Hours orIthaca Hours, which have gained traction in the U. S.
In London, an interesting alternative currency bearing the face of pop singer David Bowie has recently come into circulation. According to Market Watch, the local currency is specialized for the Brixton community in southwest London. It is officially called the ‘Brixton Pound.’
Tom Shakhli, manager of the Brixton Pound effort, said, ‘They are using it because they want to feel connected to the local area. Every time you use it, you’re like a financial activist. You’re taking part in this act which is subverting the norm, which is to hand over your 10 note very passively.’
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 3rd, 2015.