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  • n. The economic policies of the Richard Nixon administration, 1969-1974.


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." Similar blends have been used to describe the economic policies of all subsequent US presidents except Ford. (Wiktionary)



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