Tag: Rolling Stone

Carbon Credits And The Bankers Who Love Them

So you think the health-care debate is complicated? Wait until you try to understand carbon credits. The only thing I took away from economics professor Nance Folbre’s post on The New York Times‘s Green Inc. blog is that while I suppose I’ll have to hunker down and come to grips with the Waxman-Markey bill’s “cap-and-trade”…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Woodstock Politics

David Fricke bemoans the lack of politics at the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair in his Rolling Stone review of Woodstock – 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur’s Farm, a six-CD attempt to document all 32 performances heard during that August weekend, in the order in which they were presented: That exchange [when Who…

Posted in Music and Activism

Matt Taibbi On Goldman Sachs

If you haven’t been reading Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi on the ubiquitous government presence of the Goldman Sachs investment bank, what are you waiting for? Here’s a teaser from his long, detailed history of the company’s entanglements with a succession of administrations (if reading’s not your thing, you can watch him talk about it…

Posted in Jobs and the Economy