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of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


Oct
20
answered What were the factors that caused the world to move away from the Gold Standard in the 20th century?
Oct
18
answered How did the Catholic Pope manage to become more powerful than Kings in old Europe?
Oct
18
answered How did the conquering Mongols and Manchus of China end up becoming part of China?
Oct
14
answered Inquiry into the nature and roots of the temporal power of the Roman Catholic Pope:
Oct
14
answered Why does only Iran have a Governor of the Jurisprudence?
Oct
13
answered Why did religion mixed with politics hold back progress of Europeans but not the Turks?
Oct
12
answered Why was 19th-century Japan able to modernize and not China?
Oct
10
asked Did it make sense to bring along infantry to reinforce attacking cavalry before the introduction of firearms?
Oct
10
answered What technological/economic factors triggered the Industrial Revolution?
Oct
7
asked What was Poland's posture during the Seven Years' War?
Oct
6
asked Why did Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great of Russia have such different policies toward Frederick the Great?
Sep
28
answered Why wasn't the American civil war fought between slaves and masters?
Sep
26
answered Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
Sep
26
answered Organisation of mercenaries
Sep
20
answered What exactly is the concept (or main idea) of “The White Man's Burden” in Imperialism?
Sep
20
answered How/why did Plzeň become the “armourer” for Austria-Hungary?
Sep
19
answered Were there ever actual organizations of pirates?
Sep
19
asked Why did the “Ruthenians” break up into “Belarusians” and “Ukrainians?”
Sep
17
answered How Did Moscow Become the Capital/Most Important City in Russia?
Sep
16
asked Where, exactly, was the “Sudetenland?”