Alexis asked in Social ScienceEconomics · 1 month ago

Why does the US government not print money any more?

When the US government needs money and it has no money it gives out Treasury bonds, Treasury bills, and Treasury notes that countries, banks, businesses and people buy. The US government does not print money.

Why does the US government not print money any more? Why does the US government give out Treasury bonds, Treasury bills, and Treasury notes and not print money any more?

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  • Ray
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Those treasury pay outs are a way the government loans money. 

    The US government prints money every day but it does this to replace old deteriorated currency with newer, harder to plagiarize notes. 

    The US government doesn't print money to pay its deficits to avoid hyperinflation of the USD. Venezuela right now has the highest hyperinflation rate on its currency.

  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    owning and operating printing presses is expensive.  

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    printing is soooo 16th century

    Most money is created out of thin air by BANKS in the form of credit.

    According to the rightwing mantra "everything greedy corporations do, they do better and cheaper than a government that doesn't want to maximise profits"

  • 1 month ago

    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is fully up and running, printing money every day. I'm not sure what you mean. 

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  • Oiy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The US Treasury prints the dollar, and it will add to M1. But to support the monetary policy, it has to issue the bonds. In the time of recession, the FED can use the money from the Treasury to purchase bonds from the banking sector. So it will reduce the interest rate, and the cost of doing businesses.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Who uses paper money?  It's all credits now.

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