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How Money Affects the Economy

This Discussion deals with the various forms and uses of money, the roles of the Federal Reserve System, money supply, money demand, and monetary policy instruments.

Read Chapters 14 and 16, and remember to include references and links to the websites that you feel are important contributors to your posts (comments).

The Federal Reserve may increase or decrease money supply depending on the economic condition.

What policy instruments does the Fed use for the monetary policy?
What are the pros and cons of using expansionary and contractionary monetary policy tools under the following scenarios: depression, recession, inflation, and robust economic growth? Which do you think is more appropriate today?