http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203946904574300050657897992.html Weak economy? Bernanke says we must give out free money (reserves) and pay interest to the banks on the free money and then ask them to make loans (pretty please). Loans to WHO you ask? The over-leveraged consumer? Real estate/commodity speculators? Non-competitive businesses? Doesn't matter to Bernanke! Strong economy? Bernanke says we must induce the banks to STOP lending money by PAYING THEM a higher amount of interest. Oh yeah, and by giving them bonds in exchange for the free money we gave them initially to be redeemed at some point in the future. --- Keep on rollin', Ben! Fine job sir.