Your news in brief:

  • Alternative currency schemes have been slow in getting traction for a variety of reasons, but it may be that their time has arrived. But it probably won’t be something along the lines of the local “Ithica Hours” but a weird cross-over whereby an on-line game world currency flings itself into meat space, as the QQ has in China.
  • If you’re interested in exploring alternatives to government-backed media of exchange, you may want to visit ReinventingMoney.com which covers all the bases.
  • The race is on: will it be the peaceniks and greens in the Republic of Vermont or the libertarians next door in the Free State of New Hampshire who skip the Union first?
  • Is it just me, or do there seem to be more “mysterious powder in envelope frightens IRS employees”-type stories cropping up in the news ?

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