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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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
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
19
comment Have Adolf Hitler ever personally witnessed any of his crimes?
@Bak1139: "Here" is not nearly as good a place as "there."
Jun
19
comment Have Adolf Hitler ever personally witnessed any of his crimes?
@Bak1139: Your comment should have gone into the original question.
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.
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?