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Tom Tresser

Illinois Institute of Technology

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Should artists, creatives and TEDsters run for local office?

Richard Florida and others have written about The Creative Class. Is there Creative Class consciousness? What do all TED talks and TED talkers and TED attendees have in common? Is it enough to trigger political participation? Are artists leaders - that is, do we (you) have a set of values, experiences and talents desperately needed in public life. Hell yes. If you are reading this, run for local office and bring those skills and values into government. Before it's too late.

Read my argument in a slim manifesto you can download for free from Lulu @ http://tinyurl.com/AmericaNeedsYou.


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    Jul 23 2011: Tom, that was indeed a nice post.
    Creativity is in people who are free to think about something new that wouuld help etc.
    You complimented all of us, and even had me feeling all warm n' fuzzy inside.

    I'd like to have my say in Congress or even as one of the local State Congressmen.
    I feel I'm not witty enough to speak on my feet in the face of a witty Heckeler.

    Tom, I hope you win and get some one of us to jump up and run! :)

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