By Kirsten Salyer
History News Network on how Mormon history has shaped Mitt Romney
The Levy Economics Institute on an alternative history of money
The University of Gothenburg on the origins of the Sicilian mafia
The American Numismatic Society on an exhibit about the history of inflation at the New York Fed
Felix Salmon on the decline of venture capitalism
Marginal Revolution on the "growth of justice" in the U.S.
Read more from Echoes, Bloomberg View's economic history blog, online.