Mike Kirchubel has given us another lesson in liberal spin and misdirection in his column challenging Thomas Sowell (Jan. 20).
First, Mr. Sowell is a respected economist who has been studying and writing prolifically for many years. Mr. Kirchubel is out of his depth here. Second, Mr. Sowell made the absolutely true contention that no economist ever espoused a “trickle-down” theory. Mr. Kirchubel says, in effect, so what? – it’s politicians who make laws.
This is classic misdirection.
Third, Mr. Sowell says, again correctly, that the liberal side coined the term “trickle down,” defined it and then said it was a right-side invention. Mr. Kirchubel “nearly fell down laughing” over this. It wasn’t the laughing that caused this. It was all the spinning he does.
John L. Martin