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It's All About BerkShares: Small Town Switches to Local Currency System to Control Economy

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December 12, 2007
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By Aaron Boyd, The Daily Campus

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. - Strung along Route 7 in Massachusetts are the Southern Berkshire Mountain towns of Sheffield, Great Barrington, Stockbridge, Lenox and Lee. They are united by geography, common society and now a common local currency. The BerkShare dollars and the company that produces them, BerkShares, Inc., are the beginning of a movement designed to keep control over the region's economic destiny at home.

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