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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


Sep
17
comment What prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding into Europe?
@RISwampYankee: "Divided" is different for "disunited." The follow-on observation was "None of these entities had the power of the whole." But they didn't begin fighting among themselves until Mongke. As for the difference between Ogetai's and Genghis' military leadership, "amateurs think about tactics while professionals think about logistics."
Sep
16
answered What prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding into Europe?
Sep
15
revised What do citizens of countries that partition do about new anthems?
(Hopefully) clarified the question
Sep
7
reviewed Leave Open How much is known about the Earl of Sandwich's sandwich?
Sep
7
reviewed Close Etymology of Pine Street in San Francisco
Sep
7
reviewed Close Is there a symbol associated with Loki from the Norse pantheon?
Sep
5
revised Why is the USA the world's strongest country?
deleted 9 characters in body
Sep
2
revised The effect of the Panic of 1837 on financial/banking policy
added 57 characters in body
Sep
2
answered Why did Central and South American nations participate in WWII?
Sep
2
answered The effect of the Panic of 1837 on financial/banking policy
Sep
2
awarded  Revival
Aug
29
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
29
accepted Were there many “co-headed” commands where the senior member was younger than the junior?
Aug
28
answered How to explain the Khalkhin Gol outcome in view of Soviet weakness and Japanese strength at that time?
Aug
24
answered Why were Austria-Hungary's Slavic minorities put into multinational states?
Aug
24
answered Was the location of the 180° line of longitude coincidence or deliberately chosen?
Aug
24
comment Has feudalism been a programmed event for nations in the past?
I made the question less "opinion based" by putting it in the past tense, where it can be answered factually.
Aug
23
reviewed Leave Open Why were Austria-Hungary's Slavic minorities put into multinational states?
Aug
22
accepted Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
Aug
22
revised Has feudalism been a programmed event for nations in the past?
Put question in the past to make it history.