By Kirsten Salyer
The Past Speaks on how gold-standard madness engulfed the Republican Party
Social Science Research Network on plague, war and urbanization in early modern Europe
The Freeman on the dangers of comparing today's economy to the wrong depression
Munich Personal RePEc Archive on pre-1900 visions of a "cashless society"
The Big Picture on the importance of learning from the history of “false flag terrorism”
Read more from Echoes, Bloomberg View's economic history blog.