<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>Social Science Research Network on <a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2078535">the history of gold as a traded object</a><br> Marginal Revolution on <a href="http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2012/08/more-data-on-survival-during-maritime-disasters.html">the notion that women and children are saved first in maritime disasters</a><br> Alphaville on <a href="http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2012/08/10/1096031/3d-printing-rise-of-the-machines/">the rise of U.S. manufacturing</a><br> Recording History on <a href="http://www.recording-history.org/index.php">the impact of inventions that changed the way we listen</a><br> The Economist on <a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2012/08/making-atomic-bomb">the making of the atomic bomb (video)<br></a>History News Network on <a href="http://hnn.us/articles/whatever-happened-good-old-fashioned-customer-service">the decline of good customer service</a><br> Economix on <a href="http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/10/is-this-really-the-worst-economic-recovery-since-the-depression/">how this isn't the worst recovery since the Great Depression</a> <br><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/echoes/"><br> Read more</a> from Echoes, Bloomberg View's economic history blog.</p> </body> </html>