We're all reeling from the roller coaster-ride of fast money, where trillions of dollars transact daily across silicon microchips, and trillions evaporate in the shifting sands unfettered capitalism. The solution? Slow money, according to Woody Tasch, recent founder of the nonprofit by that name. In his book, also called Slow Money, Tasch consciously riffs on the notion of Slow Food, the Italian-gone-global movement of reconnecting our eating with the land that produces our food. As he hints in the subtitle of his book - Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered - Tasch plays on the agrarian metaphor of slow money as compost in which to nurture a new kind of economy.
February 10, 2009