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quantitative easing


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  • n. A monetary policy in which the central bank increases the money supply in the banking system, as by purchasing bonds from banks.


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Possibly partly after Japanese 量的緩和 (ryōteki kanwa, "quantitative easing"), short form of 量的金融緩和 (ryōteki kin'yū kanwa, "quantitative monetary easing").


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  • I just wish they'd bought CorylusAvellana bonds with money created out of thin air...

    March 6, 2009

  • I dislike the "creating money out of thin air" metaphor, it downplays the future cost of such decisions.

    March 6, 2009

  • The Bank of England just essentially bought £75bn in government bonds, with money it created out of thin air. Quantitative easing in action!

    March 6, 2009

  • I see the fun has started. We have entered the Twilight Zone!

    March 5, 2009

  • Can I have more money, please?

    March 2, 2009

  • Is this a sort of 'comfort mechanism'. You know, like 'quantitative eating'

    January 11, 2009

  • That's basically it. Increasing the money supply by printing money. Robert Mugabe could be consulted on how to do it.

    January 10, 2009

  • Or rather he said that "printing money" was referred to as quantative easing by economists.

    January 10, 2009

  • James Naughtie said this AM that this meant "printing money".

    January 10, 2009