trickle-down theory

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trick′le-down` the`ory

an economic theory that monetary benefits directed esp. by the government to big business will in turn pass to and profit smaller businesses and the general public.
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But with food-bank use rising it's totally absurd The lovely free market approach and the trickle-down theory A few getting richer and richer as the many, grow so weary Papers will often portray so many as being out to defraud Turning brother against brother, no, no, you shouldn't applaud So, for those with all the power can you please play your part And see how you could profit when you're ruled by your heart As for us all, at this Christmas time when we think about giving Seek out and help those in need, now that's what I call living.
The policies were based on the trickle-down theory, that lowering taxes to decrease the burden on businesspeople will increase investment and that will lead to the creation of more work opportunities and thus people will have income.
While some people continue to tout the trickle-down theory of economics, Pope Francis knows better: othis opinion expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.
Despite anecdotal claims to the contrary, researchers who have examined the impact of the Olympic Games on sport involvement have, for the most part, been unable to find support for the trickle-down theory.
Modi's prime objective is to achieve "economic growth that could reach the poor, not by the pernicious limitations of the trickle-down theory, but by a trickle-up theory, in which swift financial empowerment of the poor is matched by the goods manufactured in India.
This trickle-down theory of intrapersonal growth underpins Professor Joseph O'Shea's defense of and advocacy for the expanse of extended study abroad programming in Gap Year: How Delaying College Changes People in Ways the World Needs.
It's the traditional trickle-down theory that never works.
Think of that as some sort of a trickle-down theory.
The old trickle-down theory always seemed to trickle up.
As Warren Buffett told ABC News in November, trickle-down theory "has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.
With an unconscionable arrogance that begins with owners who consider themselves not only entitled to wallow at the public trough, but also to stand first in line, and a trickle-down theory (the only place it's worked) that gives players the right to carry guns in public places, to drive without licenses, to beat up on women, professional (and sometimes "amateur") sports organizations happily label the dregs of society as scholar-athletes and lionize them as examples of character-builders.