Friday, April 12, 2013

Puncturing Right-Wing Mythology

I hope everyone will take five minutes to watch this video, originally considered too controversial for TED Talks. The speaker, entrepreneur Nick Hanauer, very deftly cuts through the mythology perpetuated by the right wing that the super-rich are our job creators and hence must be treated with taxation kid gloves.


  1. "If it was true that lower taxes for the rich and more wealth for the wealthy led to job creation, today we would be drowning in jobs."

    Right on!

    Thanks for this.

    1. My pleasure, Alison. I must confess, however, I was a bit taken aback by the fact that TED TALKS allowed 'political considerations' to interfere with the decision to broadcast Hanauer's observations.