Inquiries Into the Nature of Slow Money

Inquiries Into the Nature of Slow Money

Investing as If Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered

Book - 2008
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Could there ever be an alternative stock exchange dedicated to slow, small, and local? Could a million American families get their food from CSAs? What if you had to invest 50 percent of your assets within 50 miles of where you live?Such questions-at the heart of slow money-represent the first steps on our path to a new economy.

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money presents an essential new strategy for investing in local food systems and introduces a group of fiduciary activists who are exploring what should come after industrial finance and industrial agriculture. Theirs is a vision for investing that puts soil fertility into return-on-investment calculations and serves people and place as much at it serves industry sectors and markets.

Leading the charge is Woody Tasch-whose decades of work as a venture capitalist, foundation treasurer, and entrepreneur now shed new light on a truer, more beautiful, more prudent kind of fiduciary responsibility. He offers an alternative vision to the dusty old industrial concepts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when dollars, and the businesses they financed, lost their connection to place; slow money, on the other hand, is firmly rooted in the new economic, social, and environmental realities of the 21st century.

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money is a call to action for designing capital markets built around not extraction and consumption but preservation and restoration. Is it a movement or is it an investment strategy? Yes.

Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2008
ISBN: 9781603580069
Branch Call Number: 332.67 Tasch
Characteristics: xxxi, 200 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Slow money


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Mar 01, 2011

Ultimately, I think he seemed like more of a poet than a persuasive writer. I agree with his position and I share his concern with the problems in our world... and yet there were very few action items for an individual to take - mostly high level pipe dreams, philosophical quotes, and page after page of scary sounding statistics (which after a while are difficult to even digest).


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