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Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming | Nick Hanauer

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Published on Aug 12, 2014

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity ... and prevent a revolution.

Watch more TED Talks on inequality: http://www.ted.com/topics/inequality

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