Today I made my first "voluntary exchange" using Liberty Dollars!
(Coincidentally, on the day my Liberty Associate package arrived).
It wasn't just out of thin air, though. About a month ago, I visited
a tiny pizza/sandwich place around the corner from my office. A teenager
was working the place. I got my sandwich and left a LD1 warehouse receipt
in the tip jar.
The sandwich was darn good, so I went back. This time, an older Italian
man was working. I got a vibe that he was the owner, and asked him if that
were so. He said yes, and I told him that I was a
second-time customer and
really liked the place. He thanked me, gave me my sandwich. LD1 in the jar
and back to the office for me. He's been there every time I've been back.
Twice more, I left a receipt in the tip jar. Then last week, I handed over
a $10 FRN and told him I'd take my change in
Liberty Dollars, if he had any.
He didn't know what I meant, and I showed him the one I was even then putting
in the jar. "Oh, yes, somebody's been leaving me those. I don't know what
they are." I gave him the ten-second version, and he seemed intrigued.
He was now primed ;)
Today, he rang up the amount for my lunch, and I extended my hand. "Would
you like paper or silver?" I asked, my hand containing a $10 FRN and a silver
Liberty. "I'll take the silver", and he did.
I don't know if all that was necessary, but it worked for me. Slowly but
surely, returning America to value, one dollar at a time!