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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Did the Germans lose the U-Boat war in World war II because of a shortage of quality, rather than quantity?
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revised Decline of the Spanish empire?
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answered Were railroads indispensable to American economic development?
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answered Decline of the Spanish empire?
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answered Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
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reviewed Close How accurate is the Historical evidence use in the book Non-Zero?
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reviewed Leave Open What is the origin of Gladiatorial Games?
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comment Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
@YannisRizos: I have searched the sources, and this is the most I could find. A lot of things aren't stated explicitly, but only inferrable. The fact that Sumerians "limited" polyandry to the "fraternal" kind, suggested succession concerns. And Urakagina's record as a reformer suggests that he thought even this practice was "corrupt." All this from an American point of view of course.
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comment Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
@YannisRizos: Added a link to Ukagina, the answer has now been fixed.
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comment Decline of the Spanish empire?
Could it have been this one with my answer? history.stackexchange.com/questions/9060/…
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comment Who kept noble prisoners captured in battle?
@lins314159: My first boss, who said, "A soldier cannot withold the spoils of war from the sovereign, except with the sovereign's consent"
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answered What were the Allies' plans for if they caught Hitler alive?
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answered Did people near antebellum Asheville N.C. own slaves?