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May 16, 2018 — 12:00

TBT Spotlight: Virginia Rieck Warren

By Grace Maselli

Virginia Rieck Warren says this about the time bank concept: “I think it’s a totally helpful thing.”

Time banking—an exchange system where the currency is time or the “person-hour,” spreads value equally across all tasks provided and received, whether that means an hour spent cleaning a garage, or 60 minutes devoted to poring over numbers, actuarial-style.

“I feel like you need balancing forces in the world,” says 30-year-old Virginia, a full-time Safety Harbor, FL. resident since April 2017, and a member of TBT since August 2017. Some of that balance can come in the form of the time bank’s quid pro quo time-and-task exchange. “There’s a lot of energy directed toward our capitalistic system, which is fine,” Virginia notes, but it’s also nice to have a counterweight, she believes. “Capitalism doesn’t always value all the important work people do. I believe time banks channel and honor this importance.” (continue reading here).

Read past TBT Member Spotlight stories here.


TBT Members making exchanges and
getting together at our 1st Monday monthly meetings