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  • noun US politics The economic policies of the Richard Nixon administration, 1969-1974.

Etymologies

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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.

Examples

  • In the summer of 1969, I wrote a memorandum for my White House colleagues using the term Nixonomics to hail the ingenious replacement of the Democrats '

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3

  • As I read it, one of the major thrusts of Nixonomics is to slow down foreign investment and to curtail the production of goods in foreign countries by American corporations.

    Nixonomics and Canadian Independence

  • Rorschach's stoic existentialism, the Comedian's marked cynicism, the Nite Owl's defeatist apathy, Dr. Manhattan's utter inhuman disconnect, and the Silk Spectre's selfish wish that the problems would simply go away serve not only as perfect reflections of the "Nixonomics" (p2 / vol8) of

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  • The -omics suffix is most comfortable following an n: you often heard Nixonomics, Reaganomics and Clintonomics but not Fordomics, Carteromics or Bushomics.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The -omics suffix is most comfortable following an n: you often heard Nixonomics, Reaganomics and Clintonomics but not Fordomics, Carteromics or Bushomics.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Perhaps the very cruelty of Nixonomics will at last awaken Canadians to seek their own road and to build their own future.

    Nixonomics and Canadian Independence

  • But with the age of Nixonomics, it appears that the time has come to pay.

    Nixonomics and Canadian Independence

  • For a number of years, inflation has been a major problem for the American economy regardless of whether it was Nixonomics, Fordonomics, Carternomics, or Reaganomics that was being discussed in the Oval Office.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3

  • Walter Heller, a father of the "new economics," was quoted in Time magazine in November 1969, using Nixonomics disparagingly.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3

  • Richard Nixon had been President of the United States for only a few months when Nixonomics was coined as a label for his economic policies.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3

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