UA History Professor David Gibbs will present his work in the History Brownbag series, with a talk on “The Rise of Conservative Thought, the Nixon Presidency, and the Origins of Financial Deregulation.”
415 Cesar Chavez Bldg.
Tucson, AZ 85721
“The Nixon presidency has been widely viewed as non-ideological, combining conservative rhetoric with surprisingly liberal programs. My paper will contest this view and will argue that Nixon marked the inauguration of a conservative economic shift, which began with the deregulation of international financial policy. I will further argue that these changes launched the beginning of a more generalized trend toward dergulation of the whole domestic economy, which in the long run had the effect reconcentrating wealth and reversing the legacy of the New Deal.”