A neighborhood in Milwaukee has lost enough confidence in the dollar that they've invented and are using their own currency.
It's the media's fault that this is happening. Their attitude of "If it bleeds, it leads," is publishing story after story about how the economy is tanking, jobs are being cut, and the dollar is weakening. (Thank God they're too historically illiterate to point out the current dangers of deflation, or it would be worse.)
They need to quit reporting on what's wrong, and start focusing on the efforts to fix the economy, no matter how misguided and doomed to failure those efforts are.
Stop spending more than you earn, trust your bank (or at least the FDIC insurance), don't sell your stock, and for God's sake, please don't devalue our currency by ceasing to use it, even temporarily and locally.
2 hours ago