Slow Money Sustainability



The Slow Money movement advocates for sustainable financial investments that support local, community-based food and farm businesses. “The grassroots movement is growing everyday, with goals “to enhance food security, food safety and food access; improve nutrition and health; promote cultural, ecological and economic diversity; and accelerate the transition from an economy based on extraction and consumption to an economy based on preservation and restoration.” But what are the principles of the movement and how are they upheld? On this hour of “All Sides,” we’re talking about that and more.


  • Woody Tasch (author and chairman, Slow Money Alliance)
  • Dave Filipi (curator, film/video, Wexner Center for the Arts)
  • Colleen Yuhn (co-founder, Slow Food Columbus)

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  • Bobl1234

    What if this IS an either/or choice?  And “Balance”, what does that mean?  Which weights to attach, and to how many choices?  Change is rarely accomplished neatly or nicely, as suggested by the ease implied by the tension reduction inherent in the argument that we can make enough change quickly enough without challenging asymmetrically distributed resources.  People who hold power probably dance at their country clubs when challengers to their power persuade themselves that “it’s not either/or!

  • Bobl1234


    It occurred to me that the very existence of “The United States” came about through a group of people rejecting the “It’s NOT either/ or approach”.   Otherwise, we might have done otherwise than to have a revolution (accepting the “either no more King George or we fight” formulation).  The fact that this juxtaposition of instances had never occurred to me demonstrates Gramsci’s insight about hegemony. 

  • Bobl1234

    replace “rejecting” in  ”people rejecting the “It’s NOT either/ or approach”" by “rejected rejecting [sic]“.  That is, even the Founders found that there are times when “it” is a matter of either/or.