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Berkshire County: A part of the US with its own currency

In the run up to the financial crisis in 2008, a small community in the United States came up with a innovative concept to try to protect local businesses against the global economic downturn.

Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts created an alternative to the dollar, a regional currency known as Berk Shares.

Jane O'Brien went to investigate if the concept has been a success.