By Kirsten Salyer

History News Network on economic lessons from "It's a Wonderful Life"
Forbes on why Obama is an awful economic historian
Designer Daily on the history of business cards
Ronald McKinnon on how Alexander Hamilton could save Europe
Slate on how Nerf become a kid’s arms dealer
Mother Jones on the economics -- and “elf slaves” -- of online shipping
Peter Temin on "Financial Intermediation in the Early Roman Empire"
Vox on how countries have dealt with high debts since 1880
Doug Short on similarities between the panic of 1907 and the crisis of 2008
Paul Krugman on British debt history

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