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直升机撒钱由弗里德曼(Milton Friedman)在1969年提出,它是弗里德曼思想实验的一部分,而不是一个实际方案。顾名思义,直升机撒钱就是让盘旋在半空中的直升机洒下现金。但直升机撒钱——或者美联储前主席本·伯南克(Ben Bernanke)最近所谓的“货币融资的财政计划”(MFFP)——的含义无非是直接把新创货币分给消费者,比如通过退税手段。


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