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Local Currencies

In Ithaca, NY, they have a local currency called the Ithaca Hour. Look at the organization that prints the Hours here and the history of the Ithaca Hour here.
We took a trip to Ithaca to find out more.


Is time worth the same amount in different cities? For instance is a New York minute worth more than an Ithaca minute?

Minutes are 60 seconds worldwide, but in the Ithaca Time Zone HOURS are traded for an hour of basic labor or $10/HOUR.

Those who want more than $10/hour can charge multiple HOURS per hour. But many professionals have reduced their hourly wage when HOURS are offered, in the spirit of the system.

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