<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>Disunion on <a href="http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/the-civil-wars-rip-van-winkle/">how Arctic explorer Isaac Israel Hayes missed the Civil War<br></a>Credit Writedowns on <a href="http://www.creditwritedowns.com/2012/05/hitler-mussolini-1921.html">how pro-cyclical economic policy led to the rise of Hitler and Mussolini<br></a>Wonkblog on <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/how-economists-have-misunderstood-inequality/2012/05/03/gIQAOZf5yT_blog.html">how economists have misunderstood inequality</a><br> Nikolaos Antonakakis on <a href="http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/38341/1/MPRA_paper_38341.pdf">business-cycle synchronization during U.S. recessions<br></a>Tyler Cowen on <a href="http://www.bcaplan.com/Cowentech.pdf">technology's role in government growth</a><br> The Big Picture on <a href="http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/05/are-stocks-ahead-of-the-economy/">U.S. stock market value versus GDP over time<br></a>Moneybox on <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/05/03/friedrich_engels_market_urbanist.html">Friedrich Engels's take on working-class homeownership </a></p> <p>To read more online from Echoes, Bloomberg View’s economic history blog, <a title="Open Web Site" rel="external" href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/echoes/">click here</a>.</p> </body> </html>