TED talks are well known to policy wonks and geeks. I find many of them quite interesting and have linked to them. But while many people know of them, not so many know that the audience at TED conferences tend to be the well-heeled because it is for members only and the cost of attending can be quite high.
Hence I was not too surprised to read that one talk by billionaire Nick Hanauer is not going to be released because it was deemed by TED to be ‘too political’.
I wrote about Hanauer before, about how he caused some consternation amongst his class by advocating higher taxes for the wealthy and saying that wealthy people like him were not ‘job creators’, that ordinary middle class consumers were the real source of jobs.
If you want to hear his talk, you can do so here. It recapitulates what I discussed in my post and is pretty good.