Discover and share stories

of adventure, connection, and change making.

2 people think this is good

Creating Your Own Money is Legal

Truth Atlas

The mountainous Berkshires region of western Massachusetts is making money the old-fashioned way–by minting its own currency. This local scrip, called BerkShares, isn’t part of a secessionist movement or a nose-thumb at the federal government. Instead, it’s an unusual, successful, and perfectly legal way to encourage local spending.

Continue to



  1. {{}}
  1. {{fields.video_link.url}}

Ready to post! You’ve uploaded the maximum number of images.

Your video is ready to post!

Oops! Nice pic, but it’s just not our (file) type. Please try uploading a .jpg or .png image.

Well, this is embarrassing. Something went wrong when posting your comment. Care to try again?

That image is too large. Maximum size is 6MB.

Please enter a valid URL from YouTube or Vimeo.

Embedding has been disabled for this video.


Posting comment...