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WHITEBOARD: Fiscal policy vs. monetary policy

Paddy Hirsch Sep 5, 2011

Often conflated, often confused, fiscal and monetary policies take very different approaches to influence the economy. And they rely on two very different arms of the government: policy and legislation vs. the Fed.

Paddy Hirsch explains the role of fiscal policy vs. monetary policy in the Whiteboard video.

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