Goldman Sachs is, in the words of Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi, "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."
What is "free trade"? What is "fair trade"? "Weak dollar" policy? "Strong dollar" policy? Most people don't know so conservatives can easily come in and label something as fair trade that isn't necessarily good for anyone.
Understanding the "life-cycle" of any consumable good offers a fairly accurate sense of how "green" it really is -- basically, where things come from and what happens to them when we are done with them.
The mainstream media needs to stop fetishizing the new economy. We can't eat electronic food or wear electronic clothes. We can't all be consultants forever, and America can't keep spending more than it earns.