I was among the fortunate ones to hear Peter Sellars at the Stevie Eller Dance Theater in Tucson AZ the other night. His talk “Joy & Resistance: Art, Creativity and Civil Society” captured my full attention. As an advocate of free speech and the role of the artist in society I was thrilled to hear him talk about the “new economy.” I’ve mentioned the New Economy in my book and you will hear more about it in 2011 as that is one aspect of our society that must change. And I believe the artists and the sole proprietors will bring it about. Sellars is an opera director who is really outside the box. His talk on artistic sustainability in the eye of the ongoing worldwide economic storm gives me hope for the new year.