Alternate currency systems

I find this article strangely fascinating – when you work in a country which bans luxuries and has a basically worthless currency, anything can become de facto money.

Since the complex was launched in 2004, Choco Pies have become the most popular South Korean product not just among workers at Kaesong but in the entire Stalinist country.”

 

The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea – N.Korea Bans Choco Pies from Kaesong Complex.