Monopoly Money

If you were playing Monopoly, Quantitative Easing would be the equivalent of helping yourself to a $100 note every time you rolled the dice and never having to pay it back (Source: Flickr) CENTRAL banks continue to finance government spending by easing monetary policy in order to help economies get back to “potential output”. (It …

Quantitative Easing

Printing money is the last refuge of failed economic empires and banana republics QUANTITATIVE EASING is a monetary policy tool sometimes employed by central banks to stimulate the economy when conventional monetary policy becomes ineffective. To stimulate the economy, the central bank normally carries out expansionary monetary policy by lowering short-term interest rates through the …