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MIXED PROGRAMS (TALK AND MUSIC) Title: Argentina: The people's currency File size: 6.1 MB Length: 12:48 Format: mp3 Description: Can an unofficial money system help ordinary people in Argentina get the food and goods they can no longer afford through the official economy? Gloria Beretervide met members of a barter club network in Argentina. [This feature was produced as part of the id21 project.] Journalist: Gloria Beretervide Date published: 02/09/2003 Duration: 00:05:18 Studio in: The economic upheaveal in Argentina has forced many people's income to drop below the official poverty line. Many people, including a large part of the middle class, have had to look outside the official job market to find ways to survive. One popular alternative is to join a barter club network - a network that allows members to swap their products and services for an alternative currency - called a credit. In turn the credit can be used to buy products and services from other barter club members. Today, there are over sixty thousand barter clubs throughout Argentina, and many people have come to depend on them for their daily needs. Gloria Beretervide met some of the barter club members and spoke to one its founders, Ruben Ravera, at the busy barter market in Buenos Aires. In cue: FX market noises... Out cue: ...able to settle their debts. Back announcement: That was Gloria Beretervide reporting from Argentina. I am Thilo Schlabach and I personaly would like to recommend to you strongly to look into http://www.transaction.net for very good information about money, how it works, and alternative money systems. Also I recommend to you to view the excellent documentary about who controls our money system at http://www.themoneymasters.com/ . Most people can't and do not want to see that the current money system does not work - but by educating ourselves we can create fair alternatives which create more creative, less competitive and thereby more peaceful societies ! Published by: InterWorld Radio Copyright: Inter World Radio reserve all rights ...Copyright Date created: 2006-01-01 Sampling rate: 22050 Recording mode: Mono First appeared on: 2006-01-01