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Sizing up the Fed's plan to boost the economy

By Washington Post editors

The Federal Reserve has announced plans to pump $600 billion into the economy through a mechanism known as "quantitative easing." It's a huge sum of money...but just how huge? The bubble map shown here compares it to other big numerical figures to help put the scope of the plan in perspective. Got a figure or comparison you'd like to see us add? Let us know in the comments section and we'll work to include it.


Click on the chart and hover over the data points for a more detailed look.

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2010; 4:46 PM ET
 
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"I have no intention of monetizing the debt"
Liar, liar, pants on fire.

Posted by: shrink2 | November 4, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

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