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Why The Money Supply Has Exploded, But No Rampant Inflation Yet

So if the banks are not lending the money to the American people, what are they doing with it? One of the things they are doing with it is buying U.S. government debt. As you can see from the chart below, U.S. banks have cut business lending by approximately 350 billion dollars since early 2009 and they have purchased approximately 300 billion dollars worth of U.S. Treasury securities.