Talk:Supply-side economics

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If there is an expert who can help me clean this up, great. I hope to avoid editorializing here, so I added no irrelevancies about the ideologic battles surrounding this. I hope others can also avoid stirring the waters here, and keep it to the talk page.--PalMDtalk 14:11, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

Nice effort, and it looks fairly neutral. But aren't there critics of the idea? Or of Reagan's policies based on it?
I'd hate to have a one-sided article, what with the election coming up and all. --Ed Poor 14:15, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

Of course there are plenty of critics, and I am one of them, but I wanted to keep that out. However, I could try to draw something up.--PalMDtalk 14:24, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

  • Wealth would be given to the wealthier producer class, and would then "trickle down" to the poorer classes.

I don't think that's it. But that may be how opponents perceived it, and that may be the genesis of the term "trickle down".

I'd go back to "demand creates supply", which has both theoretical underpinnings and centuries of evidence. --Ed Poor 14:49, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

Let me see what i can do--PalMDtalk 14:50, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

This could use some merge-work but Im not sure how to fold the second part in.--PalMDtalk 15:31, 30 March 2007 (EDT)


Read article several times, but still do not understand what it is. Maybe make it clearer?--Pakhyongshin 22:14, 14 August 2008 (EDT)

Please?--Pakhyongshin 23:10, 21 August 2008 (EDT)

Trickle Down a pejorative?

This may be anecdotal but I know conservative economists who call themselves "lafferists" and even they use the term trickle down. I mean it explains how the economy trickled down and stopped stagflation, not something that's used "disparagingly". --JammyP 16:07, 25 December 2009 (EST)