trickle-down

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trickle-down

of or concerning the theory that granting concessions such as tax cuts to the rich will benefit all levels of society by stimulating the economy
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The trickle down theory is alive and well on Third Avenue--and Pfizer's fortunes are the reason why.
By Election Day, he had convinced much of the electorate that the trickle down theory - the idea that tax breaks and other incentives to the rich spur investment and productivity that ultimately translates into increased employment and income for the middle class - was at best a myth and at worst a convenient rationale to justify continued government giveaways to America's wealthiest corporations and individuals.