The local internet is abuzz with the sounds of developing a local currency as an alternate option to the US dollar and the gold standard.
While these forms of exchangeable community currencies, like "time-dollars" though a local TimeBank are receiving both heightened attention and local usage recently, the plans to produce local paper money have yet to be realized.
Let's play a game.
If this type of hyper-local currency were to be printed, and people were chosen to be on the money, who would be on the Mahoning Valley Moolah?
In the comments section, please leave your thoughts on whose portrait should be on local versions of the one, five, ten, twenty, fifty, and hundred YMB? (Youngstown Mega-Bucks)
here's one attempt:
100 YMBs = Volney Rodgers (bio)
50 YMBs = Plimton Ross Berry (bio)
20 YMBs = Joseph Green Butler, Jr. (bio)
10 YMBs = John Hessin Clarke (bio)
5 YMBs = Howard W. Jones (link)
1 YMB = Clarence Seward Darrow (bio)
and Ms. Olga Rudge on the 2. (bio)
Remember, in Volney we trust.