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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


May
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comment What role did Lucky Luciano play in faciliting South Europe invasion?
Interesting question. +1
May
11
asked What family or other connection bound Chiang Kaishek and Cai Yuanpei, two ideological opposites?
May
10
revised How independent were the Eastern European countries from the Soviet Union?
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May
10
asked Did Hannibal start the Second Punic War prematurely?
May
10
comment Where does the name of the country “Belarus” come from?
@FelixGoldberg: Changed "Rus was a leader of" to "Rus was a reference to" a group of Vikings... Is the new version correct?
May
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revised Where does the name of the country “Belarus” come from?
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May
9
revised Why did Emperor Nero kill his mother and others?
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May
9
comment Has history mistreated Nero?
@YannisRizos: Removed references to bursts of anger.
May
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revised Has history mistreated Nero?
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May
9
awarded  Nice Answer
May
9
comment Has history mistreated Nero?
@FelixGoldberg: I have reworded the question to better fit the "answers" I got in the above comments. Hopefully, someone can answer it now.
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revised Has history mistreated Nero?
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May
9
comment Was the State of Indiana's legislation changed to fix the value of Pi?
To elucidate further, most people on the site work with computers. A question about "Pi" would be interesting to many people on the site. Some of your other questions (indirectly) link back to the most controversial topic on the site. meta.history.stackexchange.com/questions/504/…
May
9
comment Has history mistreated Nero?
@YannisRizos: I expanded the last paragraph to address your points.
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revised Has history mistreated Nero?
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May
8
answered How was Hitler able to rearm?
May
8
asked Has history mistreated Nero?
May
8
comment What literary or philosophical works did the ancient Egyptians have that have influenced ancient civilizations or the modern word?
A Google search turns up "ancient Egyptian literature." But it is NOT simple in terms of relating that literature to the modern world.
May
8
comment At what point was the Byzantine Empire's decline irreversible?
On your other question, you should have said something like "under the [so-called] theme system, Asia Minor was a large source of manpower for the emperors." You DID know something about this topic, so you should show what you know, so that answerers know what NOT to explain.
May
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comment What was the general idea of the 'Theme' system that the Byzantines employed?
This is not even as good a question for the site than the other one. Here, we're starting from "Ground Zero." A question is supposed to give us a better "start" or "platform" than this. Coming in, you're supposed to at least know what a theme system is. Then an acceptable question would be "how dd it work?"