A country’s standard of living depends on its ability to produce goods and services 4. Prices rise when the government prints too much money 5. Markets are usually a good way to organize economic activity U.S. GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.2% (seasonally adjusted) in the last quarter of 2013. Inflation rose at an annualized rate of 0.7%. U.S. trade exports improved significantly in the last quarter of 2013, the most in over three years.
Starting from 2008 to 2013, the Fed started to use quantitative easing to boost the US economy from the economic crisis. In November 2008, the first stage of quantitative easing was initiated. The Fed had purchased $1.7 trillion dollars worth bonds and securities from commercial banks and private institutions.  It means that the Fed had increased the monetary base by $1.7 trillion dollars. The effect of the fist stage of quantitative easing would be significant, because by putting $1.7 trillion dollars into ... ... middle of paper ... ...cy.
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The United States is the leading economy across the globe and experienced several tribulations in the recent past following the 2008 global recession. Despite these recent challenges, there are expectations among policymakers and financial experts that the country will experience solid economic growth. Actually, financial analysts have stated that the U.S. economy will be characterized by increased consumer spending, increased investments by businesses, reduced rate of unemployment, and reduction in government cut. Some analysts have also stated that the country’s economy will strengthen in 2014 with an average of 2.7 percent or more. However, these predictions can only be understood through an analysis of the current macroeconomic situation in the United States.
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