We, as citizens of our various countries, need to identify, point out, and ridicule instances of "trickle down economic" policies and practices in our governments. Just about every case where the taxpayer funds private businesses is an example.

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The best investment in business a government can make is to minimise the friction of compliance for all businesses. But I think that gov't subsidies and startup funding (incubators, etc.), and even tax breaks for some businesses, are just a form of trickle down economics. It won't trickle down, because that shit's not a thing.

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@lightweight "friction of compliance for all businesses" sounds too much like deregulation to me. I can't imagine you intended it that way.

Deregulation tends to put more money in owners pockets; money that mostly comes from reduced environmental and worker protections.

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