Slow Money: Reconnecting the Economy to Soil, Biodiversity and Food Quality

What does soil fertility have to do with social capital, community, and our understanding of our place in the grand scheme of things?



Peak Soil
We have slipped during the past half century — as if pulled by the gravitational or centripetal forces of population growth, technological innovation, consumerism and free markets — into a food system that treats the soil as if it were nothing more than a medium for holding plant roots so that they can be force-fed a chemical diet.
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Slow Money
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 “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money” — represent the first steps on our path to a new economy. 
COVER: CHELSEA GREEN











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