This talk tells the truth about how jobs are created, but it was banned from being posted on TED because the rich folks did not like it.
In March, a tech entrepreneur and one of the early investors in Amazon.com named Nick Hanauer gave a TED talk with an idea he thought was worth spreading — that rich people like him should be paying more in taxes because he believes middle-class consumers, not rich people, are the real job creators. (A National Journal cover story deep dives into the economics behind Hanauer’s theories.)
TED Talk curator Chris Anderson refused to post it on TED’s website, igniting a cyber firestorm this week.
- TED Talks: Nick Hanauer, Income Inequality (milkandcookies.com)
- TED’s ‘Explicitely Partisan’ Talk, Briefly Barred From Its Site, Now Everywhere (npr.org)
- TED Says It Didn’t Post The Income Inequality Speech Because ‘Entrepreneurs Would Be Insulted’ (businessinsider.com)
- TED’s ‘Explicitly Partisan’ Talk, Briefly Barred From Its Site, Now Everywhere (wnyc.org)
- Was Nick Hanauer’s TED Talk on Income Inequality Too Rich for Rich People? (business.time.com)
- Too controversial: Why TED won’t post Nick Hanauer’s talk about taxing the rich (geekwire.com)