Mira Luna is a San Francisco based activist who is working to develop an alternative economy in the Bay Area. She co-founded Bay Area Community Exchange, a regional open source timebank, the Really Really Free Market and JASecon, and is on the Board of the San Francisco Community Land Trust and the US Solidarity Economy Network.
Articles by this author
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Local Money Creates Wealth Outside the Bubble
Ever since the crash several years ago, Americans have felt precarious about the nation's economy and the value of its currency.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
How to Share Time
During the last two great depressions in the U.S., hundreds of thousands (possibly millions) of people organized to meet their basic needs when the mainstream economy and centralized monetary system failed them. Unemployed poor folks got together to create time dollar stores and cooperative mills, farms, health care systems, foundries, repair and recycling facilities, distribution warehouses, and a myriad of other service exchanges.