The Greenies Are Coming

I’ve been seeing the terms “greenies” and “greenie rhetoric” quite a bit lately, most notably in the business press where one can sometimes find considerable verse seeking to trivialize the concerns of environmentalists (which, not coincidentally, often relate to irresponsible corporate behavior). The subtle jabs come in forms something like this (to wax poetic): “Business will save the environment, making moey at it too, we don’t need the greenies telling us what to do.”