David Boyle was born in 1958 and has worked in most branches of journalism. He has been the editor of Town & Country Planning, New Economics, Liberal Democrat News and a range of other publications, and has written for most of the broadsheet newspapers.
He is an associate at the New Economics Foundation, and has worked for them in various roles since 1987 - and at NEF was responsible for introducing the idea of time banks and time dollars to the UK, and helped set up Time Banks UK. He lives in Crystal Palace, London, and is married to another time banks pioneer, Sarah Burns.
He is the author of Authenticity: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life (Flamingo), and The Tyranny of Numbers (Flamingo)/The Sum of our Discontent (Texere), and a range of books and reports about new kinds of money. These include: Funny Money (Flamingo), Virtual Currencies (FT), The Money Changers (Earthscan) and Why London Needs its own Currency (NEF).