From a piece by Beth Buczynski at Shareable about how Greeks are weathering their financial system’s collapse:
…Tired of inflated prices and devalued money, Greek communities have begun to ressurect an alternative economy from past centuries. In the two years since Greece’s economy has been in really bad shape, more than a hundred networks which deal in non-currency transactions have sprung up across the country.
Instead of tapping into already stressed bank accounts to pay for clothes, food, or even a much-needed respite like art or yoga lessons, people are using their own time and talents to facilitate trades with others in their community…
Check out these handy Shareable posts for more info about how to organize cashless bartering systems in your own community!