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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


Jun
25
revised Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
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Jun
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
comment Decline of the Spanish empire?
Could it have been this one with my answer? history.stackexchange.com/questions/9060/…
Jun
25
answered Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
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24
awarded  Revival
Jun
21
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"
Jun
21
answered What were the Allies' plans for if they caught Hitler alive?
Jun
20
revised Did people near antebellum Asheville N.C. own slaves?
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Jun
20
revised Did people near antebellum Asheville N.C. own slaves?
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Jun
20
answered Did people near antebellum Asheville N.C. own slaves?
Jun
20
comment What family or other connection bound Chiang Kaishek and Cai Yuanpei, two ideological opposites?
I'd call them "strange bedfellows." That is "at odds" in public, "thick as thieves" in private. And the answer is a useful reference to a connection that explains the paradox. Welcome to the site and +1 for a good answer.
Jun
18
comment What does “Brown-Bread Eater” mean when used as an insult?
@YannisRizos: See the quote that I added at the end. Should have put it in the first time.
Jun
18
revised What does “Brown-Bread Eater” mean when used as an insult?
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18
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
17
answered What does “Brown-Bread Eater” mean when used as an insult?
Jun
17
answered French gains after the American Revolutionary War
Jun
17
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
14
comment In the British empire, what was the difference between a Governor General and a Viceroy?
@MarkC.Wallace: Here's one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viceroy
Jun
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When did ancient religions start to experience dropping numbers of adherents in Europe?