Each week, we'll be collecting interesting economic commentary for a roundup of quick reads. Did you come across a great story or blog post that we missed? Leave a note in the comments below.

Paul Krugman on British austerity then and now

The Global Macro Monitor on what Europe can learn from the Russian ruble crisis of 1998

Kevin Drum on making hard work fashionable again

The Economist’s Free Exchange on a “New Europe” with the same problems

The Big Picture on whether economic mobility is possible today

The Economix’s Catherine Rampell on American migration reaching a record low