10/19/2010 02:32 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Arianna Discusses 'Third World America,' Forbes' Most Powerful Women Issue & HuffPost Sanity Bus On 'The View' (VIDEO)

Arianna appeared on "The View" Thursday morning for a discussion of her Forbes magazine cover, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's upcoming rally on Washington, DC and her book, Third World America.

Barbara Walters asked Arianna about making the cover of Forbes' Most Powerful Women issue.

"I don't really know if power is the word I would use," Arianna said. "I think having a platform like The Huffington Post gives me influence to pick things that I want the world to know about, and that's the thing that I most value. So whether it's about how to parent or whether it is how to turn around difficult times like millions of Americans are going through, that's what I think is really the biggest blessing in my life right now. That I can make a difference every day through my work."


Arianna also said that readers of Third World America could skip to page 199, where she begins to discuss solutions to the crisis facing America today.

"It's all about solutions, it's all about how we can tap into our own strength," she said. "We can't just wait for government to do the right thing. We can't just sit at the sidelines and wait. We need to do something right now."

Arianna also discussed the need to Unplug and Recharge, why it makes sense to Move Your Money, and her recent announcement that HuffPost would bus people from New York to Washington for the Stewart/Colbert rally.

"I was on Jon Stewart's show, and in a moment of irrational exuberance, I just said, anybody who wants to go to the rally from New York, we at the Huffington Post are going to offer free buses," she said. "I didn't know that we would have 14,000 people sign up!"