Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer – “Rich people don’t create jobs”

Published on May 17, 2012

Via Business Insider: “As the war over income inequality wages on, super-rich Seattle entrepreneur Nick Hanauer has been raising the hackles of his fellow 1-percenters, espousing the contrarian argument that rich people don’t actually create jobs. The position is controversial — so much so that TED is refusing to post a talk that Hanauer gave on the subject. National Journal reports today that TED officials decided not to put Hanauer’s March 1 speech up online after deeming his remarks “too politically controversial” for the site…”.

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2 thoughts on “Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer – “Rich people don’t create jobs”

  1. Pingback: Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer – “Rich people don’t create jobs” | anakegoodall « The Turning Spiral

  2. i am so unqualified to comment on anything that includes economic policy and charts and numbers, but am thankful that someone has the courage to attack both a policy that has been accepted almost unquestioningly, and the “deification” of the rich

    an so on to my own very small contributions to the economy with careful purchases of food items – as local as i can manage in Canada where winter is still flexing her muscles …

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