This essay unscrambles gross misconceptions that have made rational debates about tax policies virtually impossible for decades.
Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: Hoover Press
This essay unscrambles gross misconceptions that have made rational debates about tax policies virtually impossible for decades.
Chapter. 1: Top-Down. and. Bottom-Up. Theories. of. Social. Progress. 1. 10. 11.
12. 13. 14. Welcoming remarks from Pamela Hartigan, Director of the Skoll
Center for Social ... Thomas Sowell, “Trickle Down Theory and Tax Cuts for the
Author: Eric Carlson
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
This is the first book on creating and running a social enterprise to combine theoretical discussions with current cases from around the world, filling a huge gap in the literature. It serves as an eminently practical blueprint for those who wish to build, sustain, and grow social ventures. Building a Successful Social Venture draws on Eric Carlson's and James Koch's pioneering work with the Global Social Benefit Institute, cofounded by Koch at Santa Clara University's Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Since 2003, over 200 Silicon Valley executives have mentored more than 800 aspiring social entrepreneurs at the GSBI. It is this unparalleled real-world foundation that truly sets the book apart. Early versions of the book were used in both undergraduate and MBA classes. Part 1 of the book describes the assumptions that the GSBI model is based on: a bottom-up approach to social change, a focus on base-of-the-pyramid markets, and a specific approach to business planning developed by the GSBI. Part 2 presents the seven elements of the GSBI business planning process, and Part 3 lays out the keys to executing it. The book includes “Social Venture Snapshots” illustrating how different organizations have realized elements of the plan, as well as a wealth of checklists and exercises. Social ventures hold enormous promise to solve some of the world's most intractable problems. This book offers a tested framework for students, social entrepreneurs, and field researchers who wish to learn more about the application of business principles and theories of change for advancing social progress and creating a more just world.
Reagan was a champion of “supply-side" economics, also known as the “trickle-
down" theory, which holds that tax cuts to the rich and to corporations actually
help the poor because they spur economic growth and job creation (A). Choices (
Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
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... their views, and have committed themselves to laughable theories like the
Laffer curve ('lower taxes produce more revenue') when it only produces massive
budget deficits, and the 'trickle-down' theory ('tax breaks to the rich benefit the rest
Author: Professor Harold Perkin
This volume examines the leading professional societies since World War II - those in the free market economies of the United States, Britain, France, West Germany and Japan, and those in the collapsed command economies of East Germany and the Soviet Union. It praises their achievements, but also warns of the greed and corruption of their elites, aking whether corruption rather than ideology caused the collapse of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and if Anglo-American capitalism is likely to go the same way.
He justified major tax cuts for the rich , with his trickle - down theory , the policy of
choice for politicians committed to the virtues of Adam Smith ' s invisible hand .
Reducing taxes keeps money in the hands of those who earned it . These groups
Author: Paul M. Roddick
Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
Hard to Believe: A Beginner's Guide to Heresy reflects the author's respect for the positive role that religion plays in the life of most of humanity, and at the same time his abhorrence of the recurring brutal impact of religion on the evolution of the human race. Interwoven with this well documented and thoughtful study, is the author's own story of his conventional introduction to religion by his traditional Protestant parents, his early instruction in Christian theology and ethics in a village United Church in northern Alberta, and his lifelong reassessment of religious creeds and practices, and the role they should play in his life. The fundamental premise of Paul Roddick's exposition is that religion - every religion - rest on two pillars: theology and ethics. The former (throughout the history of mankind) has been marked by cruelty and repression, and by constant and bloody conflict. The latter, on the other hand, has provided us with definitions of morality and codes of behaviour which encourage and enable us to live together in peace and harmony. This is a book that will hold the attention Dand command the respect - of both self-confessed intellectuals, and those who think The Da Vinci Code is a very good read. It is a book which opens far more doors than it closes. For readers who are encouraged to continue their "search of truth", the books listed by Paul Roddick in the bibliography are available in your local library, or for web surfers, on eBay. This book (as its title suggests) is only a beginning. Whatever your religious roots, age or occupation, what you really believe is an issue worthy of careful consideration, and a question that will never go away.
Down. Theory. In June of 1930, President Herbert Hoover received a delegation
of citizens who urged an expansion of his public ... Hoover's tax cuts for the rich
did not trickle anywhere and things got worse – for the lower and middle classes.
Author: Michael A. Kirchubel
Publisher: Mike Kirchubel
This book is not what you think. "Vile Acts of Evil - Banking in America" does not discuss your bank's usurious interest rates or ridiculous fees - irritants you know too well - and the title reflects neither joke nor hyperbole. This is the story of money, greed, and power in America. If you dare continue, you will soon realize, that the vast underbelly of our American history - the recessions, depressions, panics, and wars - the enormous amount of needless human turmoil, suffering, and carnage - the millions of wasted lives over hundreds of years - are but byproducts of extremely wealthy bankers seeking further wealth - mere corporate externalities, like black smoke stack soot, not worthy of a bookkeeping entry. Truly, Vile Acts of Evil.
Trickle-down theories were thoroughly discredited during the Reagan
administration, when huge tax breaks for the rich and corporate subsidies never
trickled down to the poor. Progressives have adopted a trickle-down philosophy
Author: John K. Wilson
Publisher: NYU Press
If we were to rely on what the pundits and politicians tell us, we would have to conclude that America is a deeply conservative nation. Americans, we hear constantly, detest government, demand lower taxes and the end of welfare, and favor the death penalty, prayer in school, and an absolute faith in the free market. And yet Americans believe deeply in progressive ideas. In fact, progressivism has long been a powerful force in the American psyche. Consider that a mere generation ago the struggle for environmentally sound policies, for women's rights, and for racial equality were fringe movements. Today, open opposition to these core ideals would be political suicide. Drawing on this wellspring of American progressivist tradition, John K. Wilson has penned an informal handbook for the pragmatic progressive. Wilson insists that the left must become more savvy in its rhetoric and stop preaching only to the converted. Progressives need to attack the tangible realities of the corporate welfare state, while explicitly acknowledging that "socialism is," as Wilson writes, "deader than Lenin." Rather than attacking a "right-wing conspiracy," Wilson argues that the left needs one, too. Tracing how well-funded conservative pressure groups have wielded their influence and transformed the national agenda, Wilson outlines a similar approach for the left. Along the way, he exposes the faultlines of our poll- and money-driven form of politics, explodes the myth of "the liberal media," and demands that the left explicitly change its image. Irreverent, practical, and urgently argued, How The Left Can Win Arguments and Influence People charts a way to translate progressive ideals into reality and reassert the core principles of the American left on the national stage.
Nonetheless, taxes on wealthy individuals and interests remained high, reaching
91% for the top bracket during World War II, and ... policies, which became so
widely discussed that they became intertwined with the notion of the trickle-down
theory. ... Trickle-down and supply-side critics charge that the supposed benefits
of tax cuts are illusory, a position that even David Stockman came to endorse.
Author: Robert E. Weir
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Entries address people, terms, and concepts that help to define social class in America, exploring how perception of class has changed over the years and how class is addressed in politics and contemporary culture.
Supply-side theory was not far from trickle-down economics. Trickle down
economics purports that giving tax cuts to the wealthy will eventually "trickle down
" the gains to benefit the middle class. In theory, these tax cuts would benefit ...
Author: Anna Farago
Publisher: Insomniac Press
Since March 2001 more than one million North Americans have lost their jobs. In December 2001, the fourth-largest corporation in America declared bankruptcy. The stock market has lost more than 30 percent of its value in the last year. There is widespread turmoil internationally. We are headed for a recession.
The conclusion of Breakin' 2 rings uncomfortably close to a demonstration of
what is popularly known as the “trickle down” theory—Reaganera economic
policies that supported large tax breaks for the wealthy in the specious hopes of ...
Author: Kimberley Monteyne
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Early hip hop film musicals have either been expunged from cinema history or excoriated in brief passages by critics and other writers. Hip Hop on Film reclaims and reexamines productions such as Breakin’ (1984), Beat Street (1984), and Krush Groove (1985) in order to illuminate Hollywood’s fascinating efforts to incorporate this nascent urban culture into conventional narrative forms. Such films presented musical conventions against the backdrop of graffiti-splattered trains and abandoned tenements in urban communities of color, setting the stage for radical social and political transformations. Hip hop musicals are also part of the broader history of teen cinema, and films such as Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style (1983) are here examined alongside other contemporary youth-oriented productions. As suburban teen films banished parents and children to the margins of narrative action, hip hop musicals, by contrast, presented inclusive and unconventional filial groupings that included all members of the neighborhood. These alternative social configurations directly referenced specific urban social problems, which affected the stability of inner city families following diminished governmental assistance in communities of color during the 1980s. Breakdancing, a central element of hip hop musicals, is also reconsidered. It gained widespread acclaim at the same time that these films entered the theaters, but the nation’s newly discovered dance form was embattled—caught between a multitude of institutional entities such as the ballet academy, advertising culture, and dance publications that vied to control its meaning, particularly in relation to delineations of gender. As street-trained breakers were enticed to join the world of professional ballet, this newly forged relationship was recast by dance promoters as a way to invigorate and “remasculinize” European dance, while young women simultaneously critiqued conventional masculinities through an appropriation of breakdance. These multiple and volatile histories influenced the first wave of hip hop films, and even structured the sleeper hit Flashdance (1983). This forgotten, ignored, and maligned cinema is not only an important aspect of hip hop history, but is also central to the histories of teen film, the postclassical musical, and even institutional dance. Kimberley Monteyne places these films within the wider context of their cultural antecedents and reconsiders the genre’s influence.
So poverty , like wealth , becomes self - perpetuating . Q 487 . What is the " trickle
down ” theory ? The " trickle down ” theory contends that economic policies that
increase resources for the relatively wealthy ( such as through tax breaks ) result
Author: Richard J. Carroll
Publisher: CQ Press
CQ's Desk Reference on the Economy includes more than 600 questions and answers covering U.S. economic issues in the context of our government institutions, as well as presidential and congressional policy. Students, researchers, and interested citizens can easily find understandable information they need about front-page, high-profile economic issues. CQ's Desk Reference on the Economy is designed to help voters, teachers, and students gain a basic understanding of the most important policies and issues in the U.S. economy. Readers will see the light go on perhaps for the first time ever as they begin to make more and more sense of such complicated issues as: Medicaid spending and the impact of managed care Social Security funding for future generations. Is the federal budget really balanced? What are the implications of the U.S. trade deficit? CQ's Desk Reference on the Economy also includes an historical context by tracking presidential and party-based economic performance since WWII, from Truman to Clinton. Especially valuable during this past year of presidential politics and debate, the book is a valuable tool to understanding what the economic policies of presidential candidates can mean for the pocketbooks of American voters, as well as helping students understand how the economy works in a democracy. CQ's Desk Reference on the Economy is the perfect basic reference for everyone who wants to understand more about the economic issues that affect them directly every day of their lives.