thenewgreen · 3741 days ago · link · · parent · post: The TED Talk TED didn't want you to see [video]
I think this is interesting but not because I think TED should have allowed this but rather because I think they made the right choice. In fact, I wish they would have stuck to their guns. TED is supposed to be about sharing new and exciting ideas, there is nothing "new" about taxing the wealthy just as there is nothing "new" about trickle down economics.
If the bar for TED talks is that a talk must be of significant importance and present new ideas then they should be censoring many more talks then just this one. They invited the guy to talk, they should post his video. The time to make the cut was before then talk, not after. Choosing to cut his talk after suggest another kind of censorship, of the sponsorship variety I would guess.
cgod, that's a really valid point. They must have known in advance what his talk would be. I really like TED when they focus in technology, education and design and think they toggle the sympathetic and even cheesy line when they tackle topics of the human condition or social issues. This talk didn't tell me much I haven't already heard many times. But I agree that they just shouldn't have allowed it to begin with. I'm not sure how the TED X platform works or if this was a result of one. Perhaps they need to more closely monitor their affiliate talks.