The Timebank

The Timebank

Economy for Everyone

Streaming Video - 2007
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Transactions that use "time dollars," or currency offered and consumed in the form of services, have become more than just a novelty. This program looks at organized systems known as time banks, through which thousands of people-many of whom would likely subsist on charity or government aid in the traditional cash economy-now maintain rewarding and productive lives. Taking a global approach, the program examines two institutions that were created independently of each other but which have developed along similar lines: Timebank, in the U.S. and Great Britain, and the LETS system in Germany. Interviews with Timebank USA chairman Edgar S. Cahn, Timebank London chairman Martin Farrell, and several participants and administrators from both systems illustrate their innovative, community-based approach.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2007
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Economy for everyone

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