You're More Powerful than You Think

You're More Powerful than You Think

A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen

Eric Liu

Trickle-down economics says the rich are “job creators” who must be coddled in the tax code and economic policy so that their wealth can make its way down to the rest of us. Middle-out economics says that the working and middle classes are the real job creators. It’s their demand that powers a great economy and it’s from their paychecks that the system generates lasting prosperity. To put it simply: When workers have more money, businesses have more customers. A virtuous cycle begins.

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