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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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.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 Why did the USA stay out of the League of Nations?
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answered Why didn't the silk road run north of the Black Sea?
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answered Why did the USA take no action to help Pakistan during their 1971 war against India?
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answered What was the significance of changing the name of “Persia” to “Iran”?
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answered Why M.K. Gandhi preferred Nehru for Prime Minister candidate and not Sardar Patel?
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answered Why have officers in the U.S. army tended to “top out” at the level of Major?
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answered The history of the idea that lack of moral censure leads to decline
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asked Why have officers in the U.S. army tended to “top out” at the level of Major?
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answered Examples of censorship causing economic decline
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answered Why was Spain and Portugal neutral / not invaded in WWII?
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answered How severe were the casualties in ancient/medieval battles?
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answered Know of any historical tales in which a man kills the woman he loves as a sacrifice in the name of duty, religion, etc.?
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answered Who kept noble prisoners captured in battle?
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answered Why did George H. W. Bush select Dan Quayle as his running mate in 1988?
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answered Freedom of speech in Germany since WW2
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answered How did a nomadic minority group the Manchus come to rule over China?