By Karen Anderson (as originally published in the September/October 2011 issue of City Palate)
Why would anyone want “slow money”? As a culture we’ve been programmed to hope for fast money. Woody Tasch is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money – Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered. In his book, he poses hard questions, like why modern money markets ask us to take our money away from local businesses to invest it globally. He’s witnessed the impoverished farms and abandoned main streets that the emphasis on global investment has wrought, and he’d like to help turn that around.