From Mitch Landrieu to Global Green USA's Beth Galante to Stanley McChrystal to Joseph Stiglitz, The Daily Beast presents the key insights and ideas from its first-ever Reboot America! summit in New Orleans.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu
“We absolutely believe that the city of New Orleans is a canary in the coal mine for the rest of America, that the things that are happening here, good and bad, reflect what is happening in the rest of the country, and we think that the country will miss a very important learning moment if they don’t see it as the most immediate laboratory for innovation and change in the rest of the country.”
“New Orleans is a testament to the fact that we don’t have to continue to embrace ‘it’s either fear or greed.’ New Orleans is an example of what love can do. Now I know you’re all ‘oh, she’s a tree hugger, she’s the nonprofit lady,’ but I don’t mean love in the squishy, you’re not getting anything done kind of way, I’m using love as in the power of it. Fear is powerful, greed is powerful, but the reason New Orleans is here is because of love.”