printing money

Paul Frank paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Oct 27 05:00:02 UTC 2010

Whatever happened to the easy-to-understand term "printing money"?
I've lost count of the number of times I heard someone on an NPR
station over the past couple of weeks speak of "quantitative easing"
to refer to the government's plans to, yes, print money. And the thing
is, they don't explain that that's all it essentially means. Are
average Americans really that familiar with financial jargon?


Paul Frank
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