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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 Were railroads indispensable to American economic development?
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answered Decline of the Spanish empire?
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answered Why was France granted an equal status among victors of World War II?
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answered Incentive to ban women having more than one husband?
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answered What were the Allies' plans for if they caught Hitler alive?
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answered Did people near antebellum Asheville N.C. own slaves?
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answered What does “Brown-Bread Eater” mean when used as an insult?
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answered What are the French gains after the American Revolutionary War
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answered In the British empire, what was the difference between a Governor General and a Viceroy?
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answered How did the gold of the new world cause the Spanish Empire to collapse?
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answered What was the role of Nikita Khrushchev during the battle of Stalingrad?
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answered Why didn't World-Community take no step to remove Mubutu or Robert Mugabe from office?
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answered Why was Woody Woodpecker a “natural” hit during WW2?
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answered What is Adios Bruce Lee?
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asked Did the Greeks win the battle of Salamis because their rowers were “free”?
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answered Where, when and why did the practice of proxy marriage originate?