<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>Naked Capitalism on <a href="http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/09/modern-money-and-public-purpose-the-historical-evolution-of-money-and-debt.html">the evolution of money and debt</a><br> Business Insider on <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/us-black-middle-class-is-suffering-2012-10">how 30 years of black middle-class economic gains were wiped out</a><br> The World Bank on <a href="http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/08/31/000158349_20120831220007/Rendered/PDF/wps6175.pdf">a global database of economic characteristics for countries from 1960 to 2010</a><br> Center for Economic History on <a href="http://cbe.anu.edu.au/research/papers/cehdpapers/DP006.pdf">risk management in London from 1690-1730</a><br> Economix on <a href="http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/the-baby-boom-and-economic-recovery/">how baby boomers are affecting economic recovery</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>