Internally, the economy of the community is based on labor as a commodity. Every adult contributes the same amount of work, measured in labor hours. The required number of labor hours is the labor quota. For example, the community might settle on forty hours per week as the labor quota. Children are not required to work and elders are given a decreasing work quota with age. Allowances are made for work limitations and inclinations. The members' labor quotas combined constitute the labor budget. Hours from the labor budget are allotted for the various types of work to be done, whether in business related production areas, domestic chores, childcare, shopping, etc. Hours are the currency of the internal economy of the community and their generation is the engine that powers the conventional business.