<html> <head><style type ="text/css">body { font-family: "Bloomberg Prop Unicode I", Verdana, sans-serif; font-size:125%; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; color: #FF9F0F; background-color: #000000; text-align: left; } p {line-height: 1.25em; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" );} h1, h2, h3 { text-align: left; font-weight: normal; color: #FFFFFF; } h1 { font-size: 130%; } h2 { font-size: 115%; } h3 { font-size: 100%; } #bb-style { font-size: 90%; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" ); } b, strong { font-weight: bold; } i, em { color: #FEC54A; } pre { font-family: "Andale Mono", "Monaco", "Lucida Console"; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; line-height: 1.25em; } table { border: 0; font-size: 90%; width: 100%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } td, tr { text-align: left; } td.numeric { text-align: right; } a:link { color:#53B2F5; text-decoration: none; } a:visited {color:#53B2F5} a:active {color:#53B2F5} a:hover {color:#53B2F5} </style> </head> <body> <p>By Kirsten Salyer</p> <p>History News Network on economic <a href="http://hnn.us/articles/it%E2%80%99s-not-such-wonderful-life-holiday-homeowners">lessons from "It's a Wonderful Life"</a><br> Forbes on why <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/briandomitrovic/2011/12/13/the-president-is-an-awful-economic-historian/">Obama is an awful economic historian</a><br> Designer Daily on the <a href="http://www.designer-daily.com/a-history-of-business-cards-20266">history of business cards</a><br> Ronald McKinnon on <a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/811611d6-273a-11e1-b7ec-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1groEXwyT">how Alexander Hamilton could save Europe</a><br> Slate on how <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/holidays/2011/12/nerf_guns_the_terrifying_awesomeness_of_nerf_guns_darts_swords_and_axes_.html">Nerf become a kid’s arms dealer</a><br> Mother Jones on the economics -- and <a href="http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/12/slave-elves-online-shipping">“elf slaves” -- of online shipping</a><br> Peter Temin on "<a href="http://www.histecon.magd.cam.ac.uk/docs/temin.pdf">Financial Intermediation in the Early Roman Empire</a>"<br> Vox on how countries have <a href="http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/7437">dealt with high debts</a> since 1880<br> Doug Short on <a href="http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/commentaries/Dow-1906-and-2007-Peak-Comparison.php">similarities</a> between the panic of 1907 and the crisis of 2008<br> Paul Krugman on <a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/dont-know-much-about-history-debt-edition/">British debt history</a></p> </body> </html>