The Money Fix
Time banking is not a new concept.
The idea of trading services with one another is as old as community itself. People once relied on those that were in their community for everything: food, shelter, healing, entertainment, these were all provided by the individuals that lived near you. Today so much of our lives exist outside our local area. Food is trucked in from places so far away that we have no concept of the way it was made. Shelter is built by someone we don’t know. The only thing we know about our doctor is where his office is. In most cases our entertainment requires a machine to experience.
This film explores life in a different way“Money is at the intersection of nearly every aspect of modern life. Most of us take the monetary system for granted, but it has a profound and largely misunderstood influence on our lives. ‘THE MONEY FIX’ is a feature-length documentary exploring our society’s relationship with the almighty dollar.
The film documents three types of alternative money systems, all of which help solve economic problems for the communities in which they operate. ‘THE MONEY FIX’ examines economic patterning in both the human and the natural worlds, and through this lens we learn how we can empower ourselves by redesigning the lifeblood of the economy at the community level.”
Watch the film and if you like what you see consider becoming a member of your Local Ypsilanti Time Bank: hOur Exchange Ypsilanti!