One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectivePolitical Economy Politics
Of, relating to, or based on the theory that wealth, information, change, etc., moves or should move upward through a hierarchical structure or organization (as a company, an economy, a social group, etc.).
nounPolitical Economy Politics
This theory or an instance of it in operation.
1950s; earliest use found in The New York Times. After trickle-down.
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