The most boring viral video – and the most useful!!

Please share this. Also: there`s a really simple trick how to help someone out. Maybe this guy, maybe you fellow filmmakers next project, maybe a musician you care about on their video.

Make the video page your browser homepage and set your browser to open up the homepage whenever you open a new window or tab. This will create quite a large number of views every day.

It can wait.

Ich habe eben die halbe Stunde damit verbracht, diesen Film anzuschauen und wünsche mir, dass jeder der diesen Text liest, das auch tut.

Ja, mir ist bewußt, dass der Film ganz genau extra so gemacht ist, dass er unter die Haut geht. Das ist aber kein Argument, die Aussage des Filmes in irgendeiner Weise in Frage zu stellen.

Und wer jemals geliebt hat, oder jemanden, den er geliebt hat verloren hat, der weiß, was das bedeutet. Und dass nichts auf der Welt wichtiger sein kann, als die um sich haben zu können, die man liebt.

TED censors Presentation About Why Rich People Aren’t Job Creators

There are some really powerful and interesting TED talks that I really appreciated over the years. I even thought about making it a longer term goal to save up and go to one of the conferences. Who knows, maybe it’ll happen.

But reading this article I became very frustrated. How can it be that an organization dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading” censors a talk that focuses so clearly on the core of the social problems created by a disappearing middle class?

I’m glad, that the text of Nick Hanauers talk is available here and I urge all of you to read it!

For me the central message here is the fact, that every human being depends on the next human being both as a consumer and as a creator. Especially in the media business we need to find a way to re-establish this respectful relationship. It has been damaged for the past 13 years by technological development driving a wedge between citizens on both ends of the spectrum.

We’ve had it backward for the last 30 years. Rich businesspeople like me don’t create jobs. Rather they are a consequence of an eco-systemic  feedback loop animated by middle-class consumers, and when they thrive, businesses grow and hire, and owners profit. That’s why taxing the rich to pay for investments that benefit all is a great deal for both the middle class and the rich.

Nick Hanauer TED Presentation About Why Rich People Aren’t Job Creators – Business Insider.