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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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answered How do modern historians evaluate Sherman's “Total War”?
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comment How did Asian Americans manage to become richer than an average American?
To the best of my knowledge, Korean- Vietnamese- and Chinese- Americans are not poorer "on average" than other Americans. (Maybe the Vietnamese.) They do have higher poverty rates because their wealth distributions are more skewed. More "low end" members of these groups are balanced by more high end members. The Filipinos are the opposite: less extremes of wealth and poverty, but they're no better off "on average" than other Asians,
Dec
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revised How was security on the Silk Road between China and the West maintained?
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Dec
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answered How was security on the Silk Road between China and the West maintained?
Dec
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answered Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
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21
comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
I changed "definitely" to "probably" and nominate the question for re-opening in its current form. While nothing is definite, these things can be "proved" by "preponderance of evidence."
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revised Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
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revised What type of people were most likely to be suspected of witchcraft in Salem?
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revised What type of people were most likely to be suspected of witchcraft in Salem?
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answered What type of people were most likely to be suspected of witchcraft in Salem?
Dec
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revised Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?
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Dec
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answered Have wartime conditions traditionally decreased or increased consensual sexual activity in the young?
Dec
16
comment What was the American response to the Sino-Soviet border conflict?
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revised What was the American response to the Sino-Soviet border conflict?
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revised When and how did the USA and the UK become allies?
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comment Why did the offices of Shogun and Emperor never merge?
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revised Why did the offices of Shogun and Emperor never merge?
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15
answered What was the American response to the Sino-Soviet border conflict?
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answered Why did the offices of Shogun and Emperor never merge?