"Apparently you can’t relate to poor people who want to work and improve their situations,"

Oh, I absolutely can relate. But when all of the other players in the Monopoly game already own all of the properties and the only way you can win is by managing to dodge all of the properties, keep passing 'Go' and hope that the property tycoons all cannibalize each other, tell me, what do you think your chances of winning are?

"nor the ide of incentive zing investments so that said rich can create jobs for said poor, and others"

So, you're still proselytizing 'Trickle-down' economics?

You know that has been shown to not work, right?

"...contrary to the principles of “trickle-down” economics, an increase in the income share of the wealthiest people actually leads to a decrease in GDP growth."

https://qz.com/429487/a-new-imf-study-debunks-trickle-down-economics/

"...if governments want to increase growth, they should focus on helping the poorest 20 percent of citizens."

https://www.triplepundit.com/story/2015/international-monetary-fund-blasts-trickle-down-economics/33791

"A new report from [the IMF's] economists finds a definite relationship between inequality and reduced performance, and, what’s more, it gives numbers for the strength of that link."

https://www.fastcompany.com/3047482/the-international-monetary-fund-says-trickle-down-economics-dont-work

And here's the IMF report in question:

https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/Staff-Discussion-Notes/Issues/2016/12/31/Causes-and-Consequences-of-Income-Inequality-A-Global-Perspective-42986

Oh, also, it was literally a joke, to begin with:

https://psmag.com/economics/trickle-down-economics-is-indeed-a-joke

"Basic economics 101 for you then, and call us in the morning…."

It's you that needs to take an Economics 101 course. Start by learning that several tenets of classical economics -- most especially the rational actor -- have been shown to be false (despite still being championed by the GOP and others). As such, the theories predicted on these assumptions are at least questionable if not outright wrong.

Also, Behavioural Economics is a thing.

Maybe it's time you went back to school.

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Psychology graduate with interests in values and morality, cognition and executive function, and High Functioning Depression. Kiwi living in London, UK.

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Alan Duval, MBPsS

Alan Duval, MBPsS

Psychology graduate with interests in values and morality, cognition and executive function, and High Functioning Depression. Kiwi living in London, UK.

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