This TED Talk Was Banned For Attacking The Job Creator Myth; The Rich Don’t Want You To See It (VIDEO)

Author: May 11, 2013 5:04 am
The TED talk rich 'job creators' don't want you to see.

This TED talk is something which everyone needs to share. Both Democrats and Republicans believe that the rich are job creators, but it’s simply not true. Photo of Nick Hanauer screen captured from video.

This TED talk isn’t posted on the TED website. Why not? Apparently they feel it’s too politically controversial. What that boils down to, essentially, is that the conservative strategy of bold lies to suck in the sheep has worked, and now if the truth doesn’t favor Republicans or isn’t neutral, it’s considered politically controversial. How can proven information be politically controversial?

Here’s the video that TED took down.

Nick Hanauer talks for six minutes on why the rich aren’t the job creators — and as someone worth $1 billion USD, he knows a bit about the rich.

Here’s the video:

Unfortunately, as you can see, the video isn’t even partisan. Both Democrats and Republicans operate under the assumption that the rich are job creators, and that’s because, as mentioned in another talk, this time¬†by Lawrence Lessig, politicians on the national level have to go through two electoral processes to get into office. Yes, they are voted on by the people. However, before that, they also have to win funding, and that means the rich pick which politicians run for major offices. Until we change campaign finance laws that isn’t going to change. In fact, the myopic vision of Congress is going to get worse, because the rich demand their attention.

And it isn’t a partisan problem. Even a third party, at a congressional level, would be controlled by the same wealthy influences, because without the money to campaign, they wouldn’t get the¬†notoriety necessary to get the votes. The funders vote before the voters do, meaning that, by definition, well-known candidates are heavily influenced by wealthy interests. Once again, we can’t change that without reforming campaign finance laws.

The rich aren’t job creators. Even if we didn’t have people speaking out with evidence, we should be able to look at the last 20 years of income history and see for ourselves — the wealthiest Americans have reached previously unimaginable levels of prosperity, and if the job-creator logic held, we’d have evidence of it by now. It’s time for change.


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  • The mega-rich create plenty of jobs – in China and Taiwan. Here at home, on the other hand, the only jobs they “create” are for chauffeurs, gardeners and housekeepers.

    If Wal-mart went out of business, China’s economy would collapse.

  • Red Dragon Hawk

    my mother once told me that we were heading towards a service based society
    my reply was simply who is going to buy those services…we haven’t really spoken in years…but happy mothers day anyway

  • I’ve always thought that the “job creator” term was both an appeal to the religious conservative base and a key part of the neofeudalist agenda to create a revered nobility, albeit without any shred of noblesse oblige.


  • This is no surprise to most liberals or progressives. Getting conservatives to recognize this fact is probably a waste of energy, but someone has to try. Reagan’s trickle-down economics has been thoroughly discredited for more than a decade, but the 1% are controlling the dialog. Campaign finance reform is only part of the solution, and reform must start at the local level.

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