<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>Felix Salmon on <a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/30/the-evolution-of-prepaid-debit/">the evolution of prepaid debit</a><br> Economix on <a href="http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/the-origin-of-modern-republican-fiscal-policy/">the origin of modern Republican fiscal policy</a><br> History News Network on <a href="http://hnn.us/articles/myth-brokered-conventions">the myth of brokered conventions</a><br> The Exchange on <a href="http://exchange-bhc.blogspot.com/2012/03/business-historians-join-fight-to-save.html">saving the Wedgewood collection from being sold to pay pension debt<br></a>The Big Picture on <a href="http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/03/bb-gun/">Bernanke's lecture series on the Fed and the fiscal crisis</a><br> Naked Capitalism on <a href="http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/03/michael-hudson-on-the-federal-reserve-system.html">an interview with Michael Hudson about the Federal Reserve</a></p> <p>To read more from Echoes, Bloomberg View's economic history blog, <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/echoes/">click here</a>.</p> </body> </html>