By Kirsten Salyer
Business Insider on nine wars that were really about commodities
Gold Money on the history of exchange-rate regimes
BBC on the dangers of economists' obsession with the Great Depression
The Atlantic on 60 years of U.S. history in one graph
Project Syndicate on Glass-Steagall's ghost
The Exchange on the publication geography of Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations"
History News Network on how Mitt Romney's economic plan misreads history
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