<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>Business Insider on <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/nine-wars-that-were-fought-over-commodities-2012-8">nine wars that were really about commodities</a><br> Gold Money on <a href="http://www.goldmoney.com/gold-research/alasdair-macleod/a-history-of-exchange-rate-systems.html">the history of exchange-rate regimes</a><br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/08/21/republicans-set-to-endorse-abortion-ban-just-as-they-did-in-2008-and-2004-and-1976/"> </a>BBC on the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19266802">dangers of economists' obsession with the Great Depression</a><br> The Atlantic on <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/08/60-years-of-american-economic-history-told-in-1-graph/261503/">60 years of U.S. history in one graph</a><br> Project Syndicate on <a href="http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/spooked-by-glass-steagall-s-ghost-by-mark-roe">Glass-Steagall's ghost</a><br> The Exchange on <a href="http://exchange-bhc.blogspot.com/2012/08/interactive-map-traces-publication-data.html">the publication geography of Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations"</a><br> History News Network on <a href="http://hnn.us/iwan_morgan/articles/147713.html">how Mitt Romney's economic plan misreads history</a></p> <p><a href="http://hnn.us/iwan_morgan/articles/147713.html"></a><br><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/echoes/">Read more</a> from Echoes, Bloomberg View's economic history blog.</p> </body> </html>