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Blend of Nixon +‎ 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.


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[2]:
      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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