Many of our big problems - locally & nationally - are caused by money. Eg, poverty, jobs disappearing, environment, and growing inequality.
Money is also a simple, pragmatic solution, but a new (and ancient) money based on time.
Here's how it works. When I help you for an hour, I credit my account for that hour and debit yours. The hour I just earned helping you I can spend by asking someone to help me. The hour you owe you can clear by helping someone.
We are organizing time exchanges within churches, not-for-profits, and umbrella organizations in the Oak Park area and on the West Side of Chicago.