Interview with Sheldon Whitehouse at Netroots Nation Upcoming on Kmareka

Netroots Nation is going fabulously. I am talking with Sheldon Whitehouse’s office and will be doing a short interview with him while he is at Netroots. If you have any questions you want me to ask, please suggest them in the comments. Keep it short and polite!

I attended a panel this morning entitled “Beyond Occupy: What Does a New Economic System Look Like?” The answers included an economy focused on happiness rather than growth. This idea was suggested by Colin Mutchler, who likened America’s devotion to “growth, growth, growth” to the formation of cancer. Others on the panel were more inclined to answer that the new economy needs to focus on job growth and recognizing and valuing work that is currently undervalued or not valued at all, such as caring for the elderly and small children. The panel leader, Jenifer Fernandez Ancona, suggested that we need to begin developing “Progressive Capitalism” so that as progressives we are not dismissed as being anti-capitalist, since many of us are not.

Beyond Occupy Panel at NN12

Had lunch sponsored by Windmade, a consortium of wind, environment, and business organizations. The message there was about how to respond to the misinformation anti-wind campaigns out there. We have written about the increase in wind power here on Kmareka, and we have had comments from some anti-winders, so this was good to know about. I will begin aggregating news about the wind industry and doing more to respond to the anti-wind rhetoric.

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2 thoughts on “Interview with Sheldon Whitehouse at Netroots Nation Upcoming on Kmareka

  1. Ask him why he can’t accept Supreme Court decisions like Heller and McDonald without publicly whining and why he thinks illegal aliens should have drivers licenses.
    Don’t worry-I hardly expect you to do any such thing-not “appropriate” I’d guess from your perspective.I love it-he’ll deign to “give”you a few minutes and you’ll fairly swoon at the opportunity without realizing he is supposed to be working for YOU and should have a little respect for his employers.Your taxes pay for his obscene perks and Cadillac health care plan.He wouldn’t spit on me if I were on fire,and vice versa.I had the wonderful opportunity to be rude to him about 7 years back at Rhodes on the P when he barged into a friends’ retirement party to shop himself asa candidate-what a supercilious fop he is.

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