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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
27
answered Why did Spain trade Florida to the British in exchagne for Havana?
Jun
27
answered Why is the Spanish-American War not called the Spanish-Cuban-American War?
Jun
26
accepted What family or other connection bound Chiang Kaishek and Cai Yuanpei, two ideological opposites?
Jun
26
answered Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?
Jun
24
comment When did aircraft carriers eclipse battleships as the “King of the seas”?
Pearl Harbor was considered a "fluke" or at least "unrepresentative," because it was a surprise attack. Midway was a "stand up" fight.
Jun
24
revised How beneficial were war bonds to the US during WWII
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Jun
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
23
reviewed Looks OK Why didn't Britain's nuclear weapons deter Argentina from invading the Falklands?
Jun
21
revised Has the accounting services industry ever been disrupted in the U.S.?
Added reference to U.S. in title.
Jun
21
revised Has the accounting services industry ever been disrupted in the U.S.?
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Jun
21
revised Why is such a large percentage of Jewish population worldwide in USA
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Jun
21
revised How did Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor come to control part of Spain?
Addressed paradox of how Holy Roman Emperor also became king of Spain.
Jun
19
revised Why didn't Britain's nuclear weapons deter Argentina from invading the Falklands?
Made the question more objective by asking whether, rather than why, Britain's nuclear weapons were a factor.
Jun
17
comment Was the Missouri Compromise too arbitrary to stop spreading of slavery to the west and the north?
@Oldcat: "Deleted" California. It was the states east and southeast of it that were "in play."
Jun
17
revised Was the Missouri Compromise too arbitrary to stop spreading of slavery to the west and the north?
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Jun
17
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.