l. Edgar Cahn


TEDxAshokaU; San Diego, USA
2010, 15 min 15 sec

Edgar Cahn is the founder of TimeBanks USA, Time Dollar Youth Court and CareBanks. Cahn is regarded as the father of poverty law and pioneer in creating clinical legal education. Cahn designed and launched TimeBanking pilots in 40 states and 32 nations, employing the worlds only tax-exempt local currency, Time Dollars. His system, Co-Production, calls for the transformation of clients from passive consumers to active co-producers of outcomes. He pioneered an adaptation of TimeBanking that would enable the elderly and families to pay for a long-term care insurance using Time Dollars.