Video from our presentation at the Hague conference!

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Video from our (Stephanie Rearick and Marc Brakken, Time For the World) presentation in the Hague June 2013.

Catchily titled “The objects of money: Trophic currencies II”

We think you’ll like it anyway! ๐Ÿ˜‰


2 thoughts on “Video from our presentation at the Hague conference!

  1. I love your powerpoint on money not being an object. I had a question though, on the limitations of time banking. You said you thought that people don’t like to count in authentic relationships (or something like that), that it tends to monetize friendships.
    I have to disagree. I think that we all are always counting and looking for reciprocity in all our relationships, whether we admit it or not. It is not bad or good, but it is universal in human relations. When a friend or lover continually takes more than gives, we are acutely aware, left feeling drained and have to uncouple to go on to other relationships. It happens constantly, or we become abused and suffer, seeking reciprocal love when it is not there. The understanding of “monetizing” to me is to make something scarce, and I don’t see how time banking does that. In my mind, there is nothing wrong with counting and crediting time–only our habit of not formally placing value on reciprocity. If it feels uncomfortable to some in time banks, I understand, but I see it as a denial of reality, and I see counting formally as a necessary step to recognizing the importance of reciprocity.

    1. I hear what you’re saying and it makes sense to me. It is also a problem in our timebank, in many timebanks, and also for me personally no matter how I try, to get people comfortable with recording all their hours. I want to find ways to make it work when that doesn’t happen, also.

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