HOURS: In New York's Ithaca, the local currency is the HOUR - a $10.00 bill, because ten dollars per hour is the average of wages/salaries. These HOUR notes, in four denominations, buy plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, roofing, nursing, chiropractic, child care, car and bike repair, food, eyeglasses, firewood, gifts, and thousands of other goods and services. People pay rent with HOURS. The best restaurants in town take them, as do movie theaters, bowling alleys, two large
locally-owned grocery stores, and thirty farmer's market vendors.
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