26,743 reputation
346129
bio website
location New York, New York
age 57
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen 1 hour ago

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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


Jan
28
answered How and why did the Cavalry lance temporarily fall out of favour during the 16-18th centuries?
Jan
26
answered Why did Europe not see Roman-era numbers of men participating in battles until the 17th century?
Jan
26
answered Was the Stock Market Crash of 1929 a cause or result of the Great Depression?
Jan
18
answered Why were pre-missile era cruisers often attached to fleet battlegroups?
Jan
14
answered Why does the United States have a larger proportion of Jews than other British colonies?
Jan
13
answered Why did Great Britain switch alliances to France?
Jan
13
answered Did the U.S. actively encourage discord between the Soviets and Chinese?
Jan
13
answered What is the story behind the tall Northern offshoot on the West Virginia map?
Jan
12
answered Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
Jan
11
answered Why would Cavour ally with France instead of any enemy of Austria that wasn't looking to grab Nice and Savoy?
Jan
9
answered Why did the north and south struggle to control the territories before the American Civil War?
Dec
26
answered Was breaching the Yellow River dykes Chiang Kai-Shek's Mers-el-Kebir?
Dec
25
answered How do modern historians evaluate Sherman's “Total War”?
Dec
22
answered How was security on the Silk Road between China and the West maintained?
Dec
21
answered Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
Dec
17
answered What type of people were most likely to be suspected of witchcraft in Salem?
Dec
16
answered Have wartime conditions traditionally decreased or increased consensual sexual activity in the young?
Dec
15
answered What was the American response to the Sino-Soviet border conflict?
Dec
15
answered Why did the offices of Shogun and Emperor never merge?
Dec
14
answered Was literacy ever used as a tool to oppress the population by higher social classes?