Time banking has made a more visible appearance in policy documents since 2010, yet its development and application has been built around two contradictory sets of values. On the one hand it offers a means by which self-help, within a neo-liberal agenda, can be fostered as part of the scaling back of the welfare state. On the other it offers the hope of salvation, for society beleaguered by global neo-liberal forces, by putting into practice non-capitalist values. This paper explores this tension through an examination of key claims by either side of the argument and seeks to offer some clarity as to exactly what time banking values.
Copy of the presentation slides TSRC 19th Feb 2014