By Kirsten Salyer
EconoMonitor on the historical relationship between government debt and financial crises
Free Exchange on the microfoundations of banking
Burt Folsom on economic lessons from "Downton Abbey"
The Big Picture on a history of the debt ceiling and government shutdowns
Library of Economics and Liberty on John D. Rockefeller's railroad rebates
Project Syndicate on the history of the dollar in international trade
The Exchange on the National Bankruptcy Archives
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