the money supply


: the total amount of money available for spending in a country's economy

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Recent Examples on the Web To do so, the primary Fed tool is reducing the money supply. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 15 July 2023 Shrinking the money supply squeezes the financial system and pushes interest rates up. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 15 July 2023 Then, between last July and this May, the money supply dropped nearly 5%. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 13 July 2023 And the central bank is not watching the money supply, the force that drives all economic activity, but which operates with a lag. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 16 June 2023 The Supreme Court can’t set interest rates or manage the money supply, but its rulings can have as powerful an influence on Americans’ financial lives as the Federal Reserve. Joe Pinsker, WSJ, 8 June 2023 That meant, for example, that if the Federal Reserve increased the growth rate of the money supply to get a temporary reduction in unemployment, the policy would work only if the actual growth rate was bigger than what people expected. David R. Henderson,, 15 May 2023 The sharp reversal and squeeze in the money supply has had dramatic consequences. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, 4 May 2023 For example, adhering to a strict gold standard might keep inflation low and steady during normal times, but during a depression there is no way to increase the money supply to offset rising unemployment. James Broughel, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The money supply.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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