By Kirsten Salyer

Kevin Drum on when it's appropriate to use WWII references
Marginal Revolution on why women don't patent
Free Exchange on the macroeconomic-policy failures of the 20th century
Economix on if the U.S. will ever completely recover from the recession
Minneapolis Fed on clearing arrangements before the Federal Reserve System
Brad DeLong on the origins of American finance
History News Network on the rise of BRIC nations and if France caused the Great Depression
New York Fed on losses on commercial real-estate bonds during the Depression
Conversable Economist on the higher top marginal income-tax rates of the 1950s
Business Insider, The Big Picture and Marginal Revolution on Bernanke and the gold standard

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