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A case for the maximum wage: David Le Page at TEDxTableMountain

David Le Page is a sustainability journalist and editor living in Cape Town. He has worked in advertising, for the Mail & Guardian and the Treatment Action Campaign. His writing concentrates on the deep cultural and social roots of the sustainability challenge, and the potential for creating a restorative economy. He is a huge fan of ecological restoration and its immense potential for recreating a world with as much life and wonder as that inherited by our ancient forebears. In his talk, David explores how across the world, and in South Africa particularly, extreme and growing inequality is one of the greatest root causes of economic, environmental and political destruction and instability. We claim to hate poverty yet shrink from understanding that extreme poverty is an effect of the existence of extreme wealth. Much greater equality -- between classes, countries, biological domains and generations -- would benefit everyone, including today's very rich. More than that, it has become essential to our very survival.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)Music on the intro/outro by Dominic Whitehouse.
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