The TED Video Everyone’s Been Talking About
TEDChris claims “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.” Odd considering that at the end of the video you can see he received a standing ovation.
It is astounding how significantly one idea can shape a society and its policies. Consider this one.
If taxes on the rich go up, job creation will go down.
This idea is an article of faith for republicans and seldom challenged by democrats and has shaped much of today’s economic landscape.
But sometimes the ideas that we know to be true are dead wrong. For thousands of years people were sure that earth was at the center of the universe. It’s not, and an astronomer who still believed that it was, would do some lousy astronomy.
As far as the true reasoning behind the video not being chosen by TED I’ll leave that the reader. That is not important. What is important is Nick Hanauer’s message and one that while oft repeated in certain circles is one that needs to be spread among all American citizens.