<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>WSJ's Euro Crisis blog on <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/eurocrisis/2012/07/23/who-warned-about-the-euro-first/">who warned about the euro's failure first</a><br> Zerohedge on <a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/austerity-olympics-each-gold-medal-contains-134-gold">the size and composition of the Olympic gold medal over time</a> <br> The New York Times on <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/business/libor-mortgage-rates-and-wall-street-fair-game.html?_r=1">the benchmark before Libor (which was better for borrowers)</a><br> The Big Picture on <a href="http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/dow-jones-industrial-average-since-1900/">the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1990</a> <br> Vanity Fair on <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2012/08/microsoft-lost-mojo-steve-ballmer">Microsoft's lost decade</a><br><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/echoes/">Read more</a> from Echoes, Bloomberg View's economic history blog.</p> </body> </html>