Between You & Me: Conversations on Space, Time and the Economy of Relationships w/Lara Oppenheimer

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written for The Literate Epoch in 2014 at a time when Chicago Time Exchange was experiencing a revival and is the product of a timebank trade for which I received tickets to the show. It was my initial introduction to our local timebank at the time and may be credited as one catalyst for my …

On Social Commons: Timebanking in Barcelona

How best to restore the social commons in a way which creates a deeper interaction between altruism and economics? Build a complementary community currency which straddles the nexus between assisting a neighbor and incentivizing participation in broader community. This is timebanking where we restore connections to community and expand our capacity for empathy. We need a common infrastructure where we …