Saturday, August 18, 2007

Talkin Bout My Generation

Roger Daltry, best known as the lead singer of the English rock band The Who (founded in 1964), has achieved the apotheosis that appears to be the destiny of aging rock stars. He has become a global policy aging rock star.

Daltry offered this bit of advice about climate change: "burn all the f***ing oil as quick as possible and then the politicians will have to find a solution.”

At first glance, this might just be another splendid illustration of the risks associated with asking rock stars for advice on global policy.

How odd that the young person who once scolded the establishment is now an old man who turns to politicians for solutions.

On second thought, he almost got it right. When the oil is gone, it won't be the politicians that find the solution. It will be business.

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