START a TimeBank
Started by Tony Budak, April 08, 2013, 02:31:23 am
Quote from: Matthew Slater on April 20, 2013, 03:36:36 pm> Our subject is the funding of time banks, so how do you envision using "local money" and or "enterprise and investment" to help sustain time banks?My point was that these things will be supported by local economies when the local production and local financial tools exist and are used. So the mid-long term funding strategy must go hand in hand with growing local economies.
Quote from: Matthew Slater on April 08, 2013, 05:06:50 pmTo re-iterate, the most progressive approach is to build a relationship with the end users. Collectively they have huge resources, good hearts, and understand the needs. The difficulty with this approach is that it is hard to get the actual stuff from the users to the engineers without using something portable like money. Its easy enough with an intertrading network to move the hours, but eventually either people must move to where the goods and services are produced, or the goods and services must move to where the engineers are.
Quote from: Matthew Slater on April 08, 2013, 05:06:50 pmAt the same time we need to see more and more useful value changing hands with local money, and that means fostering enterprise and investmentWe have to think less like a disparate movement and more like a coherent community, each with a role to play.Matthew