HailVictory..... I've been thinking this all through and I now suspect that you were actually closer to the truth on this than I was because it sure does look like the people of the town of Worgl, Austria, during the time of their local money experiment, that was done during the Great Depression, may well have became 60% - 80% or more independent of the official Austria national currency of that time period. I gave a quotation on what they did back on page one post #4 here or also over here: http://www.politicalforum.com/histo...ria-experiment-can-applied-america-again.html Do you think that the Worgl, Austria experiment can be applied in America again? It certainly seemed to work well back during the time of the Great Depression! http://www.whatcomwatch.org/php/WW_open.php?id=717 ............ So........ under a certain type of set of circumstances...... your comment is accurate....... when a region has its own currency they could well become economically independent of their own nation. The type of business generated in the year 2016 through local currencies seem to be service industries that are labour intensive where somebody is attempting to break into a new market. One advantage that a local currency has is that you know that they are spent over and over again within that community.........but they are taxable and do generate tax revenue for the USA State and federal governments.