Beyond Capitalist Currency: Timebanking as a Form of Work Exchange

We know that it is possible to exchange goods and services without using money because it has already been done in most tribal societies throughout our history. “But”, modern critics will say, “in a complex society this is not possible”. Weill, this article shows it is not only possible but already happening in some Transition Towns in the United States. The article does not state the problems that arise in implementing this system, but it is provocative and inspiring.

Read in Grassroots Economic Organizing

Still image from The Concept of Timebanking by Edgar Cahn

About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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