Making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer.
The best way to boost the economy is to redistribute wealth downward, as poorer people tend to spend a higher proportion of their income.
Since the 1980s, we have given the rich a bigger slice of our pie in the belief that they would create more wealth, making the pie bigger than otherwise possible in the long run. The rich got the bigger slice of the pie all right, but they have actually reduced the pace at which the pie is growing.
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