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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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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
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Jun
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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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May
22
revised Were the living standards in Medieval Europe a lot worse than in the Muslim world?
Changed the focus to the "average" person
May
21
answered Why wasn't Federal Republic of Central America a stable country?
May
21
revised Could Margaret Beaufort have been responsible for killing of the Princes in the Tower?
This question probably can't be answered definitively. I "weakened" it by making it a possiblity.
May
20
revised Was it Bismarck who said: “He who is master of Bohemia is master of Europe”?
edited title
May
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comment Was Charles V opposed to commoners learning?
What leads you believe this? What is the context of this question? Is it something he said or did?
May
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May
8
comment Unemployed people in ancient Rome
I fleshed out the question in paragraphs 3 and 4, and narrowed the time as of the second century B.C. (after the Punic Wars), and voted to reopen the question in its current form.
May
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revised Unemployed people in ancient Rome
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