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quantitative easing

Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

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"). (Wiktionary)

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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