When it comes to cash, a Thai village says, ‘baht, humbug!’

When it comes to cash, a Thai village says, 'baht, humbug!' - Wall Street Journal, January, 2009
...Decorating their money with children's sketches of water buffaloes and Buddhist temples, the villagers conceived it as a do-it-yourself attempt to protect themselves from the whiplash of vast outflows of speculative money which undermined local currencies and threw Thailand -- and much of Asia -- into recession in 1997-98.
At the time, some villagers faced questioning before Thailand's central bank and were accused by local government officials of plotting a secessionist revolt...

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