<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>Free Exchange on <a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/05/britains-economy">Britain's confusing economic recovery</a><br> UNC Greensboro on<a href="http://www.uncg.edu/bae/econ/research/econwp/2012/12-06.pdf"> the origins of the modern real-estate loan contract</a><br> The Federal Reserve on <a href="http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2012/201231/201231pap.pdf">real-estate lenders during the  Great Depression</a><br> Naked Capitalism on <a href="http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/05/barney-frank-is-a-neoliberal-not-a-liberal.html">the "Reagan-lite" ideology of Barney Frank</a><br> The University of Delaware on <a href="http://www.lerner.udel.edu/sites/default/files/imce/economics/WorkingPapers/2012/UD-WP-2012-08.pdf">the scarce money supply of colonial America</a><br> Paul Krugman on the <a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/26/the-new-political-correctness/">dangers of political correctness</a><br> History News Network on <a href="http://hnn.us/iwan_morgan/articles/146466.html">the future of the euro</a><br> WSJ Management 2.0 on <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/management/2011/05/11/the-purpose-of-power/">the purpose of power </a><br> Bloomberg Businessweek on <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-31/alexander-hamilton-federalist-hunk">Alexander Hamilton, the "Federalist hunk"</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>