By Kirsten Salyer
Felix Salmon on the evolution of prepaid debit
Economix on the origin of modern Republican fiscal policy
History News Network on the myth of brokered conventions
The Exchange on saving the Wedgewood collection from being sold to pay pension debt
The Big Picture on Bernanke's lecture series on the Fed and the fiscal crisis
Naked Capitalism on an interview with Michael Hudson about the Federal Reserve
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