How is everyone’s time given the same value?

At first glance, it seems crazy that the physician’s time is equal to the dog walker’s time but that is exactly what is at the core of timebanking. Timebanking is not meant to replace real dollars. At a time of economic uncertainty, however, a program like timebanking remembers community. Timebanking creates a “caring community” where everyone’s time is valued equally. Timebanking becomes the extended family that members choose to honor and respect equally, regardless of their income or training in certain areas.