By Kirsten Salyer
Disunion on engineering the first U.S. ironclad ship
History News Network on what really caused the "Great Recession"
The Atlantic on 60 years of losing U.S. manufacturing jobs
Washington’s Blog on General Butler and the original 99 percent movement
EconoMonitor on the decline in conspicuous leisure
Center for Economic Policy Research on austerity and anarchy in Europe from 1919-2009