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I took a double major in Economics and History in college in the 1970s. My "sweet spot" probably lies at the intersection of those two subjects. For instance, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" was really an "economic" admonition--to conserve ammunition.

I am the published author of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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comment What was character of Chmielnitski's rise?
@enedil:The sequence of events is something like the following. 1) He got into a fight with the one noble. 2) the other Polish nobles supported the first noble. 3) He incited the Cossacks against the Polish nobles and started a war. 4) He won early, and started to lose. 5) He tried to recoup his losses by allying with Russia ("out of the frying pan into a fire"). The "character of the rising is that a private quarrel "morphed" into a multinational war.
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comment How did the Dutch East India Company (VOC) have so much revenue when they only control small part of Indonesia?
@PieterGeerkens: I meant the PEOPLE were concentrated (not the land) and edited the post to make it clear. Indonesia has a LAND area of 735,000 square miles, and a population of 237 million. Java by itself has 54.000 square miles and a population of 143 million. That's 60 percent of the population in 7 percent of the land area, which spells "concentration" to me. The question was, how did the VOC "corner" Indonesia's trade when it controlled only a small part of the country. Control that 7 percent or slightly more) and you're there. – Tom Au 1 hour ago
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@DVK: I thought the quote was attributed to Karl Lueger, Mayor of Vienna.
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