Kansas has been the site of a massive live experiment — and we can learn a lot from its results, especially in Trump's America.
In 2010, Sam Brownback became the governor of Kansas with the goal of creating a conservative utopia out of Kansas.
The state would become the grand example of how to create prosperity and opportunity through ultra conservative principles, and there was one way Governor Brownback was going to get it there: a trickle-down economy.
Through tax cuts, money would trickle down to the middle and lower classes, creating jobs and expanding business. So, in 2012, Brownback cut income taxes, largely benefiting the wealthiest Kansans, and eliminated taxes entirely for the owners of 330,000 businesses and farms.