Fake Trillions, Real Billions, Beetcoin and the Great American Do-Over

by Woody Tasch

We’re headed for the greatest, noblest, messiest, most meaningful AHA! of all time. To get there, we need to navigate anew our relationship with money, financial markets and the limits of economic growth. Which would be scary, if it weren’t for all the beauty and community we can find on a parallel path.

What will a full-fledged nurture capital sector look like a generation or two from now? What role do local food systems and small organic farms have in reshaping society? And who was Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, anyway?

For those who prefer not to purchase a hard copy, AHA! is available free online, both in its entirety and in sections.
Stirring us to local grassroots engagement in food and finance, AHA! is inspirational, poetic, and powerful. A must-read for anybody serious about regeneration.
Daniela Howell
Executive Director, The Savory Institute
Woody has done it again! He has taken our strange and stressful world of current events and woven wise words into an upbeat series of soul/soil-centered solutions. These pragmatic possibilities are perfectly suited for our crisis-riddled times.
Kris Holstrom
Farmer, County Commissioner, San Miguel County, CO
The current state of discourse is so abysmal that AHA! tastes as refreshing to me as a pure stream of cold mineral water. The book is superb—poetic while remaining clear and accessible. An invitation to heal ourselves and the earth.
Jeff Brenzel
Former Lecturer in Humanities and Dean of Admissions, Yale University
Woody Tasch

About the author

Woody Tasch is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered  (Chelsea Green). Tasch is former chairman of Investors’ Circle, a nonprofit angel network that has facilitated more than $200 million of investments in over 300 early-stage, sustainability-promoting companies. As treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation in the 1990s, he was a pioneer of mission-related investing. He was founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. Utne Reader named him “One Of 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” Tasch is also author of  SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital (Slow Money Institute, 2017).


“We got here—to dangerous levels of wealth inequality, virulent distrust, healthcare dysfunction and climate challenges—by way of the deadly seriousness of economics and industry, capital and commerce, technological innovation and financial wizardry. Perhaps a little less left brain and a little more right brain and a lot more heart are called for.” —From AHA!

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