The Mythical Causes of the Republican Supply-Side Economics Revolution

  title={The Mythical Causes of the Republican Supply-Side Economics Revolution},
  author={John W. Burns and Andrew J. Taylor},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={419 - 440}
In this paper we analyze the two conventional explanations of the Republican Party's adoption of supply-side economic philosophy in the 1977-81 period: first, that the position change was induced by the Sunbelt component of the party; and second, that the doctrinal shift was brought about by widespread concern with tax policy among the public and the Republican mass in particular. We reveal both arguments to be flawed and suggest that the party's advocation of large across-the-board tax cuts… 
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