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The Young Turks discuss TED's decision to not post Hanauer's talk

The Young Turks discuss TED's decision to not post Hanauer's talk

(5:35) Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss TED's decision not to post Nick Hanauer's talk as they normally do all talks so as to make them available for those not physically at the lectures.

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glortman glortman (1974 days ago)
I think we might be judging too quickly. Worth spreading? Yes. Too political for their mandate? Yes. TED has actually provided the talk with more press and attention than it EVER would have otherwise gotten by a) recording it, b) releasing the video for distribution through other channels and c) saying "This is too political for us". Subversive AND effective.
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I think we might be judging too quickly. Worth spreading? Yes. Too political for their mandate? Yes. TED has actually provided the talk with more press and attention than it EVER would have otherwise gotten by a) recording it, b) releasing the video for distribution through other channels and c) saying "This is too political for us". Subversive AND effective.
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Guest: iknowlessthanyoudo (1977 days ago)
C'mon TED. Offending patronage from the non-egalitarian 1% is the real reason for censorship. FDR didn't have to state what Nick Hanauer did because the 99% today are not starving for food, clothing and shelter like they were in FDR's era. The number of goods and services sold by the 1% would at least triple if all of the 1% stopped pretending only the wealthy deserve wealth.
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C'mon TED. Offending patronage from the non-egalitarian 1% is the real reason for censorship. FDR didn't have to state what Nick Hanauer did because the 99% today are not starving for food, clothing and shelter like they were in FDR's era. The number of goods and services sold by the 1% would at least triple if all of the 1% stopped pretending only the wealthy deserve wealth.
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Guest: harrybook (1979 days ago)
shame on TED, I regularly get my students to watch TED talks, this decsision not to post Hanuer's talk underminds what the whole idea of TED is, to question, raise awareness and spread knowledge.
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shame on TED, I regularly get my students to watch TED talks, this decsision not to post Hanuer's talk underminds what the whole idea of TED is, to question, raise awareness and spread knowledge.
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Guest: ConcernedCitizen (1979 days ago)
I've been watching TED talks for a few years, and I'm honestly not surprised by their decision not to post this online. Apart from the fact that, as they say, they have a lot of other videos to choose from, this one has one glaring problem. While I disagree that this was a particularly politically biased talk (obviously there is some bias, but I think Hanauer does a fairly good job of avoiding it), the speaker rarely uses real evidence. Yes the percentage gap exists, but when I'm shown something like that, I'd like to see proof of its importance. Don't take this as an angry rant. I agree with his political theory, I just would like to see it backed up more, and understand why TED chose not to post it. I think it's unfortunate that he chose to create problems for TED when they didn't post it.
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I've been watching TED talks for a few years, and I'm honestly not surprised by their decision not to post this online. Apart from the fact that, as they say, they have a lot of other videos to choose from, this one has one glaring problem. While I disagree that this was a particularly politically biased talk (obviously there is some bias, but I think Hanauer does a fairly good job of avoiding it), the speaker rarely uses real evidence. Yes the percentage gap exists, but when I'm shown something like that, I'd like to see proof of its importance. Don't take this as an angry rant. I agree with his political theory, I just would like to see it backed up more, and understand why TED chose not to post it. I think it's unfortunate that he chose to create problems for TED when they didn't post it.
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Guest: meguest (1922 days ago)
so "concerned citizen" thinks the speaker didn't use any evidence and i wonder what video was he watching as plenty of statistic and chart were showing around...
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so "concerned citizen" thinks the speaker didn't use any evidence and i wonder what video was he watching as plenty of statistic and chart were showing around...
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Guest: (1858 days ago)
Latest comment: I don't think TED said it was too political, if I remember rightly they said it was too *partizan*. That's a very different thing. And particularly of issue in an election year.
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Latest comment: I don't think TED said it was too political, if I remember rightly they said it was too *partizan*. That's a very different thing. And particularly of issue in an election year.
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Guest: Kamikaze (1978 days ago)
Warren Buffet has been saying the same thing for years...that it's ridiculous that he has the lowest effective tax rate of anyone who works in his building.
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Warren Buffet has been saying the same thing for years...that it's ridiculous that he has the lowest effective tax rate of anyone who works in his building.
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Guest: AndyC (1979 days ago)
TED officials stated, in great detail, exactly why they didn't post this video. LINK
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TED officials stated, in great detail, exactly why they didn't post this video. LINK
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Locard2008 Locard2008 (1978 days ago)
Thanks for the link. To be fair, we all know this problem is there, we all know that the 'job creator' line is a myth. We're well beyond educating peoeple about this now I reckon. What is important is actually getting the changes to be made and that is going to take a hell of a lot more than videos, talks and slides. I wish I knew how we actually make politics work for us, I mean truly work for us. Not just the 4-yearly expression of disappointment and broken promises.
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Thanks for the link. To be fair, we all know this problem is there, we all know that the 'job creator' line is a myth. We're well beyond educating peoeple about this now I reckon. What is important is actually getting the changes to be made and that is going to take a hell of a lot more than videos, talks and slides. I wish I knew how we actually make politics work for us, I mean truly work for us. Not just the 4-yearly expression of disappointment and broken promises.
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