Slow Money – by Wayne Roberts

A lot of people blame fast buck artists for bringing on the 2008 economic crash, but few have yet looked to slow money artistry to get the economy moving in a better direction. For social investment promoter Woody Tasch, however, the crash was an aha moment that led him to take his stand: the buck slows here. Modelling his efforts on the ideas of slow food, he rushed out a book on the subject of slow money and launched a national movement which quickly tweaked the imagination of social investors, community economic development advocates and even business journalists.

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(This article is adapted for readers outside Toronto, who read the original version in NOW Magazine (January 2-26, 2011))

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