This morning, the big news in the blogosphere was of Nick Hanauer, the man who gave a TED speech about the myth of the wealthiest individuals being the job-creators of society. He gave a very different view of how the economy grows, and how jobs are created. And TED refused to run it, calling it to political and partisan.
When Hanauer spoke out about TED’s refusal to share his speech, TED’s John Anderson responded by making the video public so that we could decide for ourselves.
According to The Washington Post, Anderson had this to say about Hanauer’s video:
[TED}tries “to steer clear of talks that are bound to descend into the same dismal partisan head-butting people” and that Hanauer “framed the issue in a way that was explicitly partisan.”
What do you think? Is Hanauer’s speech too partisan? Does he have a political agenda?
How about TED’s decision to release the video so the viewers themselves could decide?
Update: For more on Nick Hanauer and TED,read about TED exec Chris Anderson’s blog regarding the way in which Nick Hanauer created the TED/Hanauer scandal.