In this feature-length documentary, Marilyn Waring demystifies the
language of economics by defining it as a value system in
which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value. As a
result, unpaid work (usually performed by women) is unrecognized while
activities that may be environmentally and socially detrimental are deemed
productive. Waring maps out an alternative vision based on the idea of time as
the new currency.
Money itself has no value, rather, money is an information system by which we
indicate to others what we value. Our current system of economics is flawed in
that it caters only for a limited set of values. As a result, we have created a
society based only on this limited set, ignoring the others. The most effective
way to create a better society is to create a new system of economics.