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A new survey highlights exactly why helicopter money will never work

There's a major flaw with helicopter money. The policy – whereby people are directly given money by central banks to stimulate the economy – wouldn't work because most people wouldn't spend the cash, according to reseach from Dutch bank ING. At its most basic, the argument behind helicopter money is that by giving people money directly into their pockets, central banks encourage consumer spending, which in turn helps stimulate growth and moderate inflation.
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