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The Fed tripled the monetary base:

It did this by buying securities from banks. Banks, in turn, have held most of this additional monetary base as reserves:

Most of this increase in reserves is nothing more than checking account balances that banks hold at the Federal Reserve.

As a consequence of most of the increase in the monetary base being held by banks as reserves, the money stock has increased relatively modestly:

Even this increase in the money stock has not generated much price inflation, because the demand to hold money increased in the wake of the financial crisis:

None of these monetary shenanigans by the Fed has averted recession: