Economic History Roundup

Project Syndicate on Obama's return to an era of government activism
The Atlantic on how Londoners got word of the plague
Economix on rare-coin inflation
Munich Personal RePEc Archive on monthly industrial output in China since 1983
History News Network on NASA's history of organizational problems

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