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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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10
answered Why, during the Spanish reconquista, did King Ferdinand not take over Portugal?
Jul
8
comment What was the influence of dead people on Johnson's 1948 election victory?
@FelixGoldberg: Good edit of my edit.
Jul
8
revised What was the influence of dead people on Johnson's 1948 election victory?
took out references to conspiracy theory
Jul
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on proof tag wiki
Jul
5
reviewed Close Did Napoleon ever say «On s'engage et puis… on voit»?
Jul
5
revised Why was the 1944 surrender of 20,000 Germans on the Western Front remarkable?
Added time (year) and place
Jul
2
comment Did the Great Society programs ameliorate poverty or exacerbate it?
@FelixGoldberg: If you think you can do better, go for it. I've done what I could.
Jul
2
revised Jewish ghettos before Nazi Germany
deleted 41 characters in body
Jul
2
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?
added 43 characters in body
Jun
26
answered Were railroads indispensable to American economic development?