CMN: Michael Tellinger on Contributionism (November 2010)
I’ve interviewed a few people in the past who address the need for communities to come back together in a new kind of economy in which we give of our time and our talents, and receive the same from others. In the United States it’s called Time Banking, which is going strong in Madison, Wisconsin, and a few other cities. In South Africa, where there’s a 50 percent unemployment rate, at this moment in the fall of 2010, Michael Tellinger is prepared to put what he calls Contributionism center stage of South Africa’s politics and society. He lays out the platform in this conversation in which he calls for a world without money.