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Nick Hanauer's 'Controversial' TED Talk–Tax the Rich?

Then it's interesting to look around you at the economy and think... Huh.

Available in its entirety on YouTube, Nick Hanauer's 6-minute TED talk has proven controversial because TED doesn't want to post it. While some call it "political," it may simply be a clear, concise refutation of the idea that the "rich" are "job creators" that ought not be taxes. It's particularly poignant when you see where middle-class salaries have gone over the last 30 years of our Great Trickle-down Experiment, and where effective tax rates are.

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So true. This is why critical and analytical thinking are so important to citizens in a democracy. The rich have the power to shape perception through media and education (and the church). A truly free society is a thinking society. What is "TED"?

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Renaldo Bryant
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2012-05-24T05:31:23-06:00
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TED is an elite academic conference.

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RobbieR
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2012-05-24T11:26:28-06:00

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