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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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revised Was the Missouri Compromise too arbitrary to stop spreading of slavery to the west and the north?
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Jun
16
answered Was the Missouri Compromise too arbitrary to stop spreading of slavery to the west and the north?
Jun
12
comment What differentiated Rome from other Mediterranean (e.g. Greek) city states?
@N0ir: You're supposed to give the facts (as you know them), and ask a question based on those facts. You did, after a fashion. I restructured the question to ask for "remaining" facts, about what (positively) "differentiated" Rome from the others.
Jun
12
revised What differentiated Rome from other Mediterranean (e.g. Greek) city states?
Made the question more objective by asking for differences from failed Greek city states.
Jun
11
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
9
comment Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
@Oldcat:Ok, fixed.
Jun
9
revised Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
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Jun
8
comment Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
I made the question "historical" (and therefore "more" on-topic), by putting it in the past tense.
Jun
8
revised Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
Put question in the past to make it history.
Jun
8
answered Why are only the Normandy landings referred to as D-Day?
Jun
8
answered Did Germany lose World War II when/because “kill ratios” started moving “against” her?
Jun
8
revised Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
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Jun
7
answered Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
Jun
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why was 19th-century Japan able to modernize and not China?
Jun
2
revised Mexicans in the US from the Mexican period
Limited time and places of "Mexican" territory/
May
29
revised What actions did the KKK take against miscegenation after 1967?
Made the question more focused by referring to post 1967 period.
May
27
reviewed Reviewed What is Poosball, an early 1900s women's team sport?
May
27
reviewed Leave Open Was there really a labor shortage in the USA until 1970?
May
26
revised How did the conquering Mongols and Manchus of China end up becoming part of China?
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