By Kirsten Salyer

Disunion on how Arctic explorer Isaac Israel Hayes missed the Civil War
Credit Writedowns on how pro-cyclical economic policy led to the rise of Hitler and Mussolini
Wonkblog on how economists have misunderstood inequality
Nikolaos Antonakakis on business-cycle synchronization during U.S. recessions
Tyler Cowen on technology's role in government growth
The Big Picture on U.S. stock market value versus GDP over time
Moneybox on Friedrich Engels's take on working-class homeownership 

To read more online from Echoes, Bloomberg View’s economic history blog, click here.

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