By lambert strether
Bernanke confirms bias towards easing FT ( text ).
Bernanke signals more stimulus, steps into election battle McClatchy
Ben Bernanke Takes Us on a Stroll Down Memory Lane Bloomberg
Bernanke at Jackson Hole Tim Duy
Bernanke on the defensive Felix Salmon
If QE3 is so close, why is the Fed’s balance sheet shrinking? FT Alphaville
The Jackson Hole Speech People Should Long Remember WSJ. Andy Haldane’s “The Dog and the Frisbee.”
The financial system rests on quicksand FT. Excellent, says Yves.
Big Finance’s Best Friend Boston Review. The aptronymic Bob Shiller.
Spain creates bad bank, injects funds in Bankia Reuters
Weidmann resignation report turns up heat on ECB’s Draghi Reuters
Chart of the day Wonkwire. Falling capex.
Factory orders post biggest rise in one year Reuters
A Dismal Outlook for Growth Economix, Times
America’s Descent into Poverty Economic Populist
Corn, soybean prices at all-time high worldwide, World Bank says LA Times
New rules governing organ transplants to be drawn up amid fear of organ sales on social networking websites Independent
Hermès raises profit and revenue targets FT
Desert storm! World’s wildest party underway at city in the sand as 60,000 gather in searing Nevada heat for Burning Man festival Daily Mail
Mother’s love exports cosplayers to overseas fans Asahi Shimbun
In Search of the Living, Purring, Singing Heart of the Online Cat-Industrial Complex Wired
Political gridlock threat to Japanese spending Times of India
Modern China: A tale of luxury villas and displaced villagers McClatchy
Brazil’s Listless Growth Continues WSJ (JC)
Brazilian Congress waters down forest protection Nature
The Future’s So Bright… Foreign Policy. Africa’s booming economy.
It’s Becoming Clear That No One Actually Read Facebook’s IPO Prospectus Or Mark Zuckerberg’s Letter To Shareholders Henry Blodget
Exclusive: Walmart tests iPhone app checkout feature Reuters
Apple Feels Reporting Drone