Building the Core Economy

11th May 2011; 18:00

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Edgar Cahn, the visionary founder of the global TimeBanking movement, visits the RSA to call for urgent reform of our economic and social systems, policies and practices.

Professor Cahn argues that we need a new economy – an economy of meaning, in which people contribute to the welfare and well-being of each other through acts of reciprocity.

As we emerge from a major crisis of the market economy, now, more than ever, we need to strengthen our commitment to rebuilding our core economy, mobilizing communities and networks to advance the common good.

Speaker: Edgar Cahn is a civil rights activist and social innovator. A founding father of the TimeBanking movement and Patron for Timebanking UK, the national charity established in 1998, he is also the creator of the Co-Production principle -  a radical new framework for social welfare and social justice that turns recipients of service into co-producers of change.

Chair: Steve Broome, director of research, RSA

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