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10 (Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

It's (not) funny because it's true.

Credit: Daniel Paz

I don’t often talk about the economy on my blog, but when I do, I am usually very critical of capitalism and its limitations. The most ridiculous theory that many countries seem to adopt is the one of trickle-down economics

If you are unfamiliar with the term, it refers to an “economic proposition that taxes on businesses and the wealthy in society should be reduced as a means to stimulate business investment in the short term and benefit society at large in the long term.” (Wikipedia)

 

I know right? Who, in their right mind, in 2018, can still have hope that this strategy actually works? It is 2018, and it has never worked. Ever.

Regardless, this idiotic concept has inspired many artists and content creators. I have selected below my 10 favorite trickle-down economics illustrations, cartoons and memes. They are (not) funny because they are true.

Note: I could not find the original source of those illustrations: they are spread widely online. Some authors signed their art. The rights of cartoons and creations belong to their respective owners.

1. The classic “glasses tower”

(Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

2. The food crumbles(Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

3. The laughing Republicans

(Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

4. The glasses tower ( Tax evasion version)

(Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

5. The homeless

(Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

6. The corporate birds

(Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

7. The bathrooms

(Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

8.The glasses tower ( Executives version)

(Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

9. The homeless (Meme version)

(Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

10. The Titanic

(Sadly) Accurate Trickle-Down Economics Illustrations

Which ones did I miss? If there is one or more trickle-down economics illustrations you would like to recommend, please reach out or tag me on Instagram

 


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