Quantitative Easing, U.S. vs. Japan: CNBC Explains

12:08 AM ET Sun, 29 May 2011

The U.S. central bank engages in quantitative easing to influence the economy by increasing cash to stimulate economic activity. Quantitative Easing has been done in other places, such as Japan. But how does U.S. quantitative easing differ from Japan's quantitative easing program? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.