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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 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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asked Were there many “co-headed” commands where the senior member was younger than the junior?
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answered What is Adios Bruce Lee?
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asked How did Poland avoid partition in the 17th century, but not the 18th century?
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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?
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answered What are the historical reasons for religious and political negative attitudes towards homosexuality?
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answered How pro-Soviet was India join during the cold war?
May
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answered Do Navy Seals die in training?
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answered Why didn't the Arab states industrialize?
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answered What other pairs of wars have had a ~25 year interval?
May
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answered Popularity of knight-robbery in the 15th century in Germany, Poland and Silesia
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answered Why was Switzerland not attacked during the two World Wars?
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asked Did American policymakers seriously consider scaling down Lend Lease Aid to the Soviet Union after the battle of Kursk?
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answered How and why did the “Green Gang” hold the balance of power in Shanghai in 1927?