By Kirsten Salyer

Business Insider on nine wars that were really about commodities
Gold Money on the history of exchange-rate regimes
BBC on the dangers of economists' obsession with the Great Depression
The Atlantic on 60 years of U.S. history in one graph
Project Syndicate on Glass-Steagall's ghost
The Exchange on the publication geography of Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations"
History News Network on how Mitt Romney's economic plan misreads history

Read more from Echoes, Bloomberg View's economic history blog.

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