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  • Why Quantitative Easing Hasn’t Worked

    Much has been written about the Federal Reserve's monetary policy known as "Quantitative Easing" or QE.  We know that the Fed's intent for QE was to jump-start the economy by making more money available to the nation's banks.  Yet we also know that the banks, in most cases, have not chosen to loan that money, and instead have elected to reinvest that money with the Fed.  As a result, QE has not produced the desired effect, and bank lending remains in the tank.
    Today, I have reprinted the best article I have seen on the subject of Quantitative Easing and why it has not had the desired effects that the Fed had hoped for.  I think this article will help everyone better understand what QE is and why it has not worked as the Fed had hoped.  As always, your comments and suggestions are welcomed.