This is so obvious it's amazing that there aren't more people realizing the truth of it. It just happened to pop into my head right now and as I sit
here thinking about it and how it would work and why it seems so obvious I can't believe I had never thought of it until now.
Now, before we start, just to let you know there is an official version of what Trickle Up Economics or Fountain Economics is. I haven't studied what
the official version is or what it says and I won't be talking about that. I'll be talking about the idea as it popped in my head and how it's
developed just by me thinking about it. My version and the official version may be the same or completely different, I don't know. But I don't see
any reason anyone needs to study the official version to grasp this concept. It's really such an obvious idea that simple common sense is enough to
understand it and see for yourself how undeniable the truth of it is. It is a completely self evident truth. So let's begin...
The reason "Trickle Down Economics" has been a failure is because wealth doesn't trickle down, it trickles up. This is an obvious truth in our
reality and one that is clear to everyone even without any schooling in economics or business. Hell, you don't even have to be good with math or
money to see and understand that the "Rich get Richer and the Poor get Poorer". So that being the case, the whole idea that money is going to flow
naturally down toward the poor makes no sense. If that was the case it would be difficult to stay poor because money would be trickling down on you
all over the place.
The reality is that it actually trickles up. Rich people own most all of the major money making industries and avenues of making money. Then the
middle class and the poor basically don't own much of anything. But all classes still use money which is nothing more than exchanging symbols of
value (money/dollars/coins/etc.) for labor. We all just trade these symbols back and forth with each other over and over, back and forth to get
Now, as the old saying goes, "It takes money to make money". This is very true. With money you no longer need to trade your labor for money. Your
money works for you making more money for you. So having a lot of money or owning many businesses or whatever becomes the method of your income which
of course "income" meaning more money. This is the heart of the whole idea. Wealth is used to attract more wealth. That's how it works. Even for
the middle class which is why they start businesses. It takes money and labor to start a business and when done right it then brings in more money.
Hopefully with the goal of slowly becoming prosperous enough to make money without your labor being needed but still bringing in wealth for you. Just
think about it for a few moments and you'll see how blindingly obvious this is as the examples are everywhere.
So with all that in mind and understanding that wealth trickles up. It should be clear now why it's always been that "The Rich get Richer and the
Poor get Poorer". But here's the best part. Unlike in the past where that idea seemed unfair or wrong from a social/economic perspective, once you
understand it you see how the only thing wrong with that system is that we aren't using it correctly. It's not the fault of how the system works but
how we work with the system.
Since it does no good waiting for wealth to trickle down, which we know isn't how it works, it then becomes clear that you have to shift it down
manually and allow it naturally to trickle up. This is where some are going to start freaking out but don't listen to them. The truth of what I'm
saying will become unquestionable to you all the more you think about it. Remember, common sense and just looking at the way the world operates and
has always operated will prove this idea true over and over again.
Shifting wealth from the top to the bottom is the only way for prosperity and progress to happen. Just like a fountain, for it to continue operating
the water must go back and be recycled through over and over. Same with money. The poorest among us will simply spend that money. This in turn is
what keeps the businesses of the middle class and above operating and the wealth goes to them. Then they spend it on what they need and in their
businesses and up it goes naturally toward the wealthiest among us like it always has. This is why the whole argument proves itself and shows why
doing so benefits everyone. Yes, even those on the top and the middle. The wealth goes right back toward the wealthiest among us naturally while
traveling through every other class below them on the way. That is what a functioning economy is and how it works.
How you get the money from the top to the bottom can be done in many different ways. But if nothing else and if all other avenues aren't working well
enough there is always taxing them. But it can and is done in other ways. This is where understanding the system and how to use it works and why.
It doesn't matter if the wealthiest people own everything or not. It doesn't mean you have to make them poor or think of the system as broken. You
just need to understand the flow of wealth and use it correctly. Whoever own everything doesn't matter, let them. As long as there is a constant and
adequate flow of some of their wealth back to the bottom so it can flow back up. But it has to go to the bottom to help everyone. Because remember,
where it shifts down to is where it then starts going back to them again. So the more toward the bottom it goes the more people it helps as it flows
back toward the top again.
This is obviously just the basic idea so far but hopefully you get the idea and can take it from here on your own and study more about the official
version too. I just thought I'd throw this out there because it seems so obvious now and so 'in your face" yet I'd never really thought of it before.
It explains why things are so messed up but more importantly how simple it is to fix the system by just changing a few things we've screwed up. Like
the whole concept of wealth trickling down which is BS. Tax breaks on the most wealthy with the idea it's going to help anyone else but them or
stimulate the whole economy. That isn't how it works. If you want more money to flow through everyone's pockets which is what a healthy economy
actually is, you have to shift the wealth back down to the bottom. Don't listen to the those who tell you "It's socialism and robbery etc." It
doesn't have to be like that. Think of it objectively and honestly.
Changing a few policies and patterns in how things work can and will benefit everyone, not just those on top of the pyramid. After all, if the system
crashes, even they lose. The only way we all win is to understand how the system really works and then for us to work with it too. Don't fight the
flow because of the lies you've been told. You'll never win trying to walk against the current. You must flow with it to get anywhere. Let's stop
fighting what is naturally working against us and instead "Go with the Flow" so we can all benefit.
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