In the talk below, Nick Hanauer — an entrepreneur who was one of the first investors in Amazon.com, and who helped launched gear.com and Avenue A Media — discusses some modern myths of economics, including recently debunked austerity theories, the pseudo-religious phrase “job creators,” and why taxation not only is more fair but also creates dynamics that benefit everyone. It’s one of the most sensible talks on these topics I’ve yet heard.
This talk has been called “banned” by some who have noted it’s not featured on the TED Talks site. It is odd that it’s not posted there. Is it censorship? This certainly has raised interest in finding the talk elsewhere.