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Quantitative Easing (QE) is an unconventional monetary policy used by governments to help stimulate the economy, usually when traditional methods don't seems to be enough, such as during deep recessions. But its unconventional nature means it has both foes and fans. What exactly is this technique, and why is it so controversial? Read on to find out.


The United States is divided into five regions. These regions are the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and the West. The regions of the United States are grouped by history, traditions, economy, climate, and geography. Each region is different from one another.


The history of ARITA began in 1616, when the Korean potter, Ri Sanpei, discovered kaolin at Mt. Izumiyama in Arita Area and made porcelain for the first time in Japan. Arita is the oldest porcelain style that currently exists in Japan, and is designated as a Traditional Crafts by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, since 1977.


Modern Stitching Bee Blocks by shecanquilt, via Flickr. Like the hourglass block with the economy block. Makes a nice secondary pattern.

from The Balance

5 Traits of a Traditional Economy

A traditional economy is a society where economic decisions are guided by customs. It relies on hunting and fishing, and uses barter.

Colorado, Colorado Springs - Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings. The Manitou Cliff Dwellings is a rare historical treasure built more than 700 years ago and gives great insight into the American Indian culture. Next to the cliff dwellings is a three-story Pueblo-style building that houses the Anasazi museum and a Southwestern gift shop.