So when we make economic choices, it’s no longer just cost, or convenience. Just as we have rejected the ease and convenience of littering—which was commonplace in my childhood—we need to move past the superficial benefits of cheap goods distributed by global corporations. Even when the products are equal, the impacts of having the money stay local create an exponential impact. The local accountant gets work, the local marketing firm, the local packaging plant, the local farmer: all are benefited. And it comes back to us, in a richer and more dynamic local environment. We get the second and third order benefits.
—The Slow Money Movement: Demassifying Retail