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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 Why were there no religious wars in Poland?
@Felix Goldberg: I don't have the details handy, but from what I remember, some of the German princes (Philip of Hesse, and the brother of Anne of Cleaves, etc.) had ties to Henry VIII and were "embroiled" in his complications.
Jul
2
revised Did the Great Society programs ameliorate poverty or exacerbate it?
Focused the question on affirmative action.
Jul
2
answered Why were there no religious wars in Poland?
Jul
1
revised When did people understand where children come from?
Made it a history, instead of science question, by referencing scientific understanding.
Jul
1
comment Did the Great Society programs ameliorate poverty or exacerbate it?
This is an economics question and not a history question, hence off topic here. Unless you edit it to ask, what is the context in which King made the speech.
Jul
1
revised To what degree did women participate in the air war during WW2?
Changed role to degree of participation
Jun
28
reviewed Reopen Decline of the Spanish empire?
Jun
28
reviewed Close Effects of land reforms in the 20th and 21st centuries
Jun
28
reviewed Leave Open Jewish ghettos before Nazi Germany
Jun
28
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?
Jun
27
revised Decline of the Spanish empire?
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Jun
26
answered Were railroads indispensable to American economic development?
Jun
26
answered Decline of the Spanish empire?
Jun
26
answered Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
Jun
25
reviewed Close How accurate is the Historical evidence use in the book Non-Zero?
Jun
25
reviewed Leave Open What is the origin of Gladiatorial Games?
Jun
25
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.
Jun
25
revised Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
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Jun
25
comment Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
@YannisRizos: Added a link to Ukagina, the answer has now been fixed.
Jun
25
revised Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
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