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The power of facts Lessons from complementary currencies in Argentina

European Conference on Community Currencies Bad Honnef, July 18-22nd, 2004

Heloisa Primavera, July 2004

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Summary :

Even if community currencies in the last decades can be tracked since 1982

with Michael Linton’s LET’S initiatives in Canada, there is no doubt that an

extraordinary phenomenon took place in Argentinean “barter networks”, that

deserves a deeper comprehension than the one already achieved. Its evolution

can be described as a single first 23 member “barter club” in 1995, that became a 6-7 million group of people recognizing themselves as current or potential users of the system in 2001, followed by an explosive decay after the economical collapse in 2002.

Sources :

Complementary Currency Resource Center: CC Library www.complementarycurrency.org/materials.php