The Censored TED Talk

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. TED officials decided not to put Hanauer’s speech up online after deeming his remarks “too politically controversial” for the site.”

If you would censor a view because you are afraid of the controversy it would generate, you are no better than partisan news media you are seeking to distance yourself from.

Nick Hanauer’s lecture and how TED has decided to censor it, it’s extremely disappointed in the decision. This is an issue on the mind of many people those interested in politics and economics.

It’s something that deserves to be heard by many more people than just the TED audiences, and what better way to spread this worthy idea than posting the lecture online, sooner rather than later.

The cited reason for omitting the lecture was that it was “too political.”

When has TED attempted to remain apolitical?

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