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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 How to explain the Khalkhin Gol outcome in view of Soviet weakness and Japanese strength at that time?
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answered Why were Austria-Hungary's Slavic minorities put into multinational states?
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answered Was the location of the 180° line of longitude coincidence or deliberately chosen?
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answered What was the role of U.S. involvement in World War II?
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answered Why some countries have more than one name?
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answered Why is China a member of the UN Security Council?
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answered When was the first national anthem?
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answered What was the hippie movement? Why did it decline?
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answered When did formal social dance fall out of favor in the US?
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answered What were the reasons for making Prohibition a constitutional amendment?
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answered How did Farragut know he could get his fleet through the Confederate line of “torpedos” at Mobile Bay?
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answered Why would the heads of the Manhattan Project have been imprisoned in the event of its failure?
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answered Historical reasons of peaceful co-existence between China and India?
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answered Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
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answered Was the Bosnian Crisis the trigger to WWI and not the assassination?
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asked Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
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answered Why didn't Germany attack US ports with U-boats during WW II?
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answered Why did Spain trade Florida to the British in exchagne for Havana?
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answered Why is the Spanish-American War not called the Spanish-Cuban-American War?
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answered Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?