"For a long time I thought I'd go into politics," he says now. "But who really has more influence: a congressman or Rupert Murdoch?" As much as anything, it is a comment on his generation—ambivalent about Democrats and Republicans, but likely to volunteer, buy socially responsible goods and be steeped in media.
"I didn't want to work in government, but I wanted to effect change. The cultural arena provides just as good an opportunity."
"There's an emerging culture of giving a damn among young people," he says. "We just want to offer a platform for that."
-- From an article about Ben Goldhirsh in the West Magazine.