Nixonomics

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Nixon and economics. Coined in a speech of the same title by Walter Heller in October 1969. This is believed to be the first such term coined by blending a president's surname with the word "economics." [1] Similar blends have been used to describe the economic policies of all subsequent US presidents except Ford.

Noun[edit]

Nixonomics (uncountable)

  1. (US politics) The economic policies of the Richard Nixon administration, 1969-1974.
    • 1971 September 6, “Nixon's Freeze and the Mood of Labor”:
      Senators William Proxmire and Hubert Humphrey, among others, hinted that the new Nixonomics may be due for some design changes when it reaches the Senate.

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