'Starve the Beast' - Origins and Development of a Budgetary Metaphor
Independent Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 5-26, 2007
22 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2010
Date Written: July 1, 2007
"Starve the Beast" is a theory held by many Republicans, which holds that tax cuts automatically bring about spending cuts and thus prevent an increase in the budget deficit. This paper explains how this theory came to be developed and its political and economic consequences.
Keywords: Ronald Reagan, tax cuts
JEL Classification: H2, H6
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By Marc Linder