<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>Chris Blattman on <a href="http://chrisblattman.com/2012/12/24/six-decades-of-economics-publishing/">six decades of economics publishing</a><br> Business Insider on <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/the-early-rothschilds-built-a-fortune-2012-12">how the Rothschilds created modern finance</a><br> FBI on <a href="http://www.paperlessarchives.com/compic.html">the Communist Party's infiltration of the film industry</a><br> The New York Times on <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/world/asia/us-war-in-afghanistan-has-echoes-of-soviet-experience.html?_r=0">lessons from the Soviet Union's withdrawal from Afghanistan</a><br> The Big Picture on <a href="http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/01/the-story-of-keep-calm-and-carry-on/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheBigPicture+%28The+Big+Picture%29&amp;utm_content=Netvibes">the origin of the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster</a><br> The Economist on <a href="http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21568583-biggest-fraud-history-warning-professional-and-amateur-investors">the biggest fraud in history</a></p> <p>Read more from Echoes <a title="Open Web Site" rel="external" href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/echoes/">online</a>.</p> </body> </html>