If you've never thought that financial history could be fun, spend a few minutes with Echoes. Echoes is Bloomberg's economic history blog. It digs (briefly and engagingly) into episodes and events in American and world history to find "reverberations" in our present-day economic scene and its challenges. Recent posts, such as "How Did George Washington Feel About the National Debt?," "How Valentine's Day Created a Retailing Revolution," and "How the Patent Office Helped to End Slavery," and weekly features such as "This Week in the Great Depression" speak to the fascinating ways in which our economic past is still impacting our present and future. Edited by Stephen Mihm, an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia, this blog brings a fresh approach to the wisdom of academics and authors in a package that everyone can enjoy.
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