This discussion board, Local Money Hackathon, is a shared and public conversation of think and do better practices which improve local communities by meeting those 'core economy' needs that often remain unfulfilled with transactions in the monetary economy.
So here goes, my Dream is that there is a Time Bank in every neighborhood, and that there are many ways for towns and communities to exchange value. So I've created a project that may help get to my Dream. The purpose of this project is threefold: first, develop a set of 'funding strategy' templates from which community members can select that increase their chances to successfully launch, expand, and maintain their local time bank; second, post those templates to an open online repository for direct, easy access; and third, complement the templates with simple, straightforward tutorials to facilitate their quick and effective application.
If you want to help post your thoughts Tell us how to get to a New Economy, or start another subject thread, or ask to be invited to a private Funding Strategy project development team, click https://tbswork.wikispaces.com/home it's up to you.
Do YOU bank your Time?
What is your dream?
In Cheerful Reciprocity,
Time Bank Mahoning Watershed
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Stephanie Rearick and colleagues have hacked up a great collection of think and do time bank projects. Build for the World http://www.buildftw.org/ (http://www.buildftw.org/), please feel free to add your project here at http://www.buildftw.org/projects
Now this is a major HACK: from Martin A. Hay
"Our international patent application for a chiralkine trading system was published this morning. It should be searchable using GOOGLE in the next few days. Here is a link for now. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B078HuysYO2uWkNvMHhrb1lpRVE/edit "
Douglas Rushkoff has written much about the origins and workings of our modern money system in Life Inc, and also, again on money -
Radical Abundance http://www.rushkoff.com/blog/2009/11/21/radical-abundance.html
"How We Get Past "Free" and Learn to Exchange Value Again. Here's my keynote from the O'Reilly Web 2.0 conference last week. It is my clearest articulation yet of how we're using an obsolete operating system for money, optimized for a pre-Internet economy. "
Here is a relevant list for you.
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The P2P Energy Economy fuses the latest advances in SmartGrid technology, P2P trading and lending, and P2P energy production (from renewables) into an abundance-sustaining economy, including a new kind of currency designed to work with a small but growing category of goods and services that can be produced on abundant basis.
The benefits of the P2P Energy Economy are summarized below:
1. Provide an energy based currency that has a fixed work value and a use value that only increases over time.
2. Enable 'Fair Exchange' (which assures that producers recoup the cost in work energy it takes them to produce and deliver a given good or service plus a fixed reward margin.)
3. Direct the flow of money into higher production efficiencies for energy, goods and services.
4. Direct the flow of money towards socially, ecologically and environmentally intelligent producers of goods and services.
5. Enable a model of the economy where in order for peers to grow their revenue they have to share it with others through no-interest lending, i.e. "the more you share, the more you have."
6. Enable increased autonomy through increased inter-dependence between equally empowered peers.
The following sections articulate the above-mentioned benefits in broader context.
This video focuses on the financial system developed by the Principled Societies Project. Future videos in this series will focus on the monetary, economic, and governance systems.
there are only two things you can spend in this world. money. and time.
not even a billionaire can buy a day. a minute. a second.
because time is all we have.
and right now you have more of it than you'll ever have.
you're richer than you'll ever be.
right this second. this minute. this day.
so how are you going to spend it?
do something impossible
impossible is a new social network being developed
to engender a peer-to-peer gift economy.
make a wish. take a wish. say thanks.
Local Economics 101 ...................... 1
What is a Community Currency?...... 2
Setting Objectives........................... 4
The Leadership Team ....................12
Select Currency Mechanisms .........14
Establish Circulation System ..........26
Case Stories ................................ 29
Here is a short paper, written by Michael Linton, The Irish Q&A: