<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>The Big Picture on the <a href="http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/06/how-expensive-are-us-treasury-bonds/">cost of U.S. Treasury bonds over time</a><br> UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs on <a href="http://www.un.org/esa/desa/papers/2012/wp110_2012.pdf">super-cycles of commodity prices since the mid-19th century<br></a>Munich Personal Repec Archive on the <a href="http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/38791/1/MPRA_paper_38791.pdf">impact of the 1937 Japanese invasion of China</a><br> The London School of Economics on <a href="http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43647/1/The%20Euro%20Crisis%20A%20Historical%20Perspective.pdf">the early days of the euro</a><br> Harvard Kennedy School on <a href="http://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/4686409/RWP11-008_Scherer.pdf">Standard Oil's success as an innovator</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>