Jamie Klinger – JOATU: Jack of all Trades Universe
19 Feb, 2014
On February 18, Open Door welcomed Jamie Klinger, the founder of an exchange forum, JOATU: the Jack of all Trades Universe. JOATU is two things:
JOATU is a web application that allows you to offer all of the things you want including services & products to sell, give or loan. For example, I’ll grow you a tomato plant, tutor you, or lend you a power-tool for an equitable exchange.
JOATU also stands for the Jack Of All Trade Unit. It exists as a complementary currency* that supports local community projects through direct democracy*.
Jamie is an idealist and MSCM has proven that idealism can succeed, that intentional community can be created and people are willing to make a long-term commitment to humanistic projects. We look forward to seeing Jamie’s idea take off with his pilot project at Concordia later this year.
To learn more about Jamie’s project, go to www.joatu.com. You can hear an interview with Jamie on CKUT at https://soundcloud.com/jamie-klinger/joatu-interview-on-ckut-90-3.