The History News Network routinely publishes essays by historians connecting historical scholarship with current events. In recent weeks, several of these essays have been written by members of the business history community:
Bruce E. Baker, "This Historian Has Some Advice for Bernie"
Baker is the co-author, with Barbara Hahn, of the just-published The Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans (Oxford University Press).
Eric Rauchway, "How Hofstadter and Schlesinger Misled Us About FDR"
Rauchway is the author of The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace (Basic Books, October 2015).
Robert E. Wright, "An Open Letter to the Harvard Business School Dean Who Gave Historians an Assignment"
Wright is the author, most recently, of Little Business on the Prairie: Entrepreneurship, Prosperity, and Challenge in South Dakota (Center for Western Studies, April 2015)