Title

An article on the Maine Time Dollar Network, where members trade services, not b

Source

Salt

Date

1-2004

Volume Number

Number 57/58

Pages

110-121

Abstract

An article on the Maine Time Dollar Network, where members trade services, not by type of service, but by the time expended. A doctor's services are equal to those of a dog walker. The network was founded and largely funded by Richard Rockefeller of Falmouth, based on an idea of Edgar Cahn of Washington, D.C., as a way to revive reciprocity and the social fabric of community. The pilot project began on Portland's Munjoy Hill, and six other projects around Maine have opened. It is estimated that 80 percent of members are low-income, and the network can bring an unaccustomed luxury into their lives, as well as a stronger sense of community.

Subjects

Maine Time Dollar Network, Rockefeller, Richard

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