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  1. the economic policies put forth by the administration of President Ronald Reagan, especially as emphasizing supply-side theory.

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  • Reagan·omic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Reaganomics1

1980–85; blend of Reagan and economics

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Example Sentences

One of the fathers of Reaganomics, Roth was determined to slash the federal budget, cut taxes and rein in the IRS.

What could have been an heir to the New Deal might actually collapse into a sequel to Reaganomics.

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What sort of Reaganomics-bashing blasphemy is this, Francis?

Two years later he took a job with Jack Kemp, whose 1981 Kemp-Roth tax cut had helped usher in Reaganomics.

The other is by Ramesh Ponnuru, who writes in the New York Times that Reaganomics must be updated to meet the 21st century.

See my 1981 book, Reaganomics: Supply-Side Economics in Action, for details.

His new book, The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward, will be published in October.


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ReaganReagan, Ronald