<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 Zara Kessler</p> <p>The John Carter Brown Library on <a href="http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/John_Carter_Brown_Library/business/index.html">"minding" one's business in early America</a><a href="http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/John_Carter_Brown_Library/business/index.html"><br></a>The University of Oxford on the <a href="http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/economics/History/Paper102/offer102.pdf">underperformance of the American health system from 1970 to 2010</a><br> The Economist on <a href="http://www.economist.com/node/21563723?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/easy_does_it">how monetary policy brings down debt ratios</a><br> Reuters on the <a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/09/26/chart-of-the-day-the-long-decline-of-labor/">decline of labor</a><br> Project Syndicate on <a href="http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/democracy-s-burning-ships-by-luigi-zingales">strategic c</a><a href="http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/democracy-s-burning-ships-by-luigi-zingales">ommitment and democracy's burning ships</a><a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/09/26/chart-of-the-day-the-long-decline-of-labor/"></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>