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How will an increase in an economy’s overall money supply impact aggregate demand?

An increase in the money supply will cause GDP to increase, which increases the amount of money consumers spend. When consumers have more money, they spend more, thus, the aggregate demand would increase. When times are good and you’re flush with cash, don’t you tend to let the good times roll and spend more money?


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