According to the help center:
Matters of Policy:
Central to the idea of this site are the nuts and bolts of policies introduced by governments, presumably for the welfare of their citizens. As such, asking about the tangible benefits and costs of legislation is on topic
So while I agree that my question would be good on Economics.SE, I think according to this site's policy it's also on topic here and therefore shouldn't be closed.
Unless we decide to change your scope to exclude economic policy questions.
Since the senate passed the tax bill this month that's left me confused. I try to look at both sides of partisan politics rather than joining one team and hating everything about the other. Now to understand whether this tax bill (which largely cut taxes for the rich) was something good for the country or not, I need to know if trickle down actually works.
People on the Left swear it doesn't. But I'm looking for an objective, non partisan explanation of whether or not Trickle Down economics has been effective in the past. From what I understand it's been tried many times throughout history by now, as far back as the 1890s when it was called "horse and sparrow theory" according to Wikipedia, so it seems like we should have data to show whether or not it improves the economy.
Is there any record of Trickle Down Economics improving the economy?
I'm specifically asking about "the tangible benefits and costs of legislation" as defined in your help center.