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Monetary Policy Paper 1 Monetary Policy Paper Christopher Wall ECO 360 Renee Tan November 19, 2007
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Monetary Policy Paper 2 The most recent Monetary Policy Report to the Congress submitted on July of 2007 characterizes the state of the economy, addresses the Federal Reserve concerns of inflation over recession, describes the stated direction of recent monetary policy, and details the policy actions of the Federal Reserve over the previous months. While the most recent published report is for the first half of 2007, the information gives reflection of what occurred, the plans for the future, and insight on how the national and global events could impact the future Monetary Policy. The state of the economy at the time of the report was characterized as favorable and/or improving and is described as being in an expansion state. The report claims that expansion is self-sustaining, economic activity is increasing (profitability), and that there are notable gains in employment. Capital spending has increased and profits have increased. However, the expansion was described as lacking the key element of hiring to meet new paces of sales and production. Profits were not used to increase hiring at the same level, and are described as the result of using those “unexploited capabilities for enhancing productivity with minimal capital investment” in paragraph four of the
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