<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 Past Speaks on <a href="http://andrewdsmith.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/gold-standard-madness-engulfs-the-gop/">how gold-standard madness engulfed the Republican Party</a><br> Social Science Research Network on <a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1029347">plague, war and urbanization in early modern Europe</a><br> The Freeman on <a href="http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/our-economic-past/are-we-looking-at-the-wrong-depression/">the dangers of comparing today's economy to the wrong depression</a><br> Munich Personal RePEc Archive on <a href="http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/40780/1/MPRA_paper_40780.pdf">pre-1900 visions of a "cashless society"</a> <br> The Big Picture on <a href="http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/if-we-learn-our-history-were-not-doomed-to-repeat-it/">the importance of learning from the history of “false flag terrorism” </a><a href="http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/40780/1/MPRA_paper_40780.pdf"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/echoes/">Read more</a> from Echoes, Bloomberg View's economic history blog.</p> </body> </html>