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Banned TED Talk - Nick Hanauer of Gardens of Democracy - YouTube


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I found Nick Hanauer's banned TED Talk:

"Jobs are a consequence of a feedback loop of customers and businesses."

"We capitalists create jobs if and only if the market demand requires it."

Here's why TED didn't post it:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2012/05/17/the-real-reason-that-ted-talk-was-censored-its-shoddy-and-dumb/

Essentially, it was too political.

TED curator Chris Anderson went to his blog to explain why Hanauer’s talk, despite tapping into some timely and pressing issues, wasn’t picked:

…it framed the issue in a way that was explicitly partisan. And it included a number of arguments that were unconvincing, even to those of us who supported his overall stance. The audience at TED who heard it live (and who are often accused of being overly enthusiastic about left-leaning ideas) gave it, on average, mediocre ratings.

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