B&E’s Rules, Facts, Policies, Suggestions, Links, & Economic Terms – Read this.

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by Billy T, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

    Billy T is now primary B&E moderator (succeeding busy Asguard, who may still help by PMs if he wishes)

    Rules & Regulations are fully given in Plazma Inferno’s Announcement at top of home page.
    Moderator attention will be given to the following of Plazma’s rules (Especially those made bold):

    Rule 1A (Post elsewhere if not B&E related); Rule 1B (Use existing thread if you can); Rule 1E (No vulgar language)
    Rule 1G (If not quoting, tell to whom you reply); Rule 1H Be Respectful (Report infractions, don’t answer in kind)
    Rules 2 thru 14 also apply, but most are elaborations of Rule 1H (No Spam, Slurs, Goading, flaming or trolling)

    On Plazma’s rule 7. Cutting and pasting / plagiarism:
    (When quoting published article, etc. do not quote all of it. Choose selected parts and comment on them. ALWAYS credit the source by posting link to it.)

    Because B&E often concerns future expectations (not certainties) Plasma’s rule 1C is slightly relaxed.
    I.e. while it is best to support your opinions with evidence, rational argument, or links to sites with similar POV, your speculations are welcome.
    To avoid others misunderstanding your opinions as assertions of fact, use of “I think” or “IMHO,” etc. is encouraged.
    However, when stating existing or past facts that may be contested – document them.

    Except for prior paragraph modification, the above summary of Rules & Regulations is only a quick and incomplete summary provided for your convenience.

    Policies & Suggestion Billy T will avoid making threads sticky (this will be the only one) so that the max space if available for display of recently active threads. (This facilitates compliance with rule 1B.)

    While brief but thread related detours are permitted, please do not let them extent into a many post exchange.
    I.e. get back on the main line of the thread or risk the entire detour exchange being removed.

    While specific investments may be named and even recommended by some poster,
    The responsibility for any and all investment decisions you may make in anyway related to what you may have read here is yours alone.

    Suggestions are very welcome. I prefer you PM them to me rather than take thread space to post them.

    Useful Links If you discover a useful free research link, please post it. The better ones will be added a growing list here:

    Thanks to kmguru, you can Screen stocks for specified characteristics at: http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/finder/customstocksdl.asp

    Thanks to Billy T, you can Find ADRs of selected countries etc. which are listed in US at:
    http://www.adr.com/Home/DisclaimerAndAgreement.aspx Once there, accept terms and then click on “DR Search” (at left near top) and then select criteria you desire (such as country and/or business sector). Clicking on the name of a company found will usually bring up more details about it.

    Search for Patents via: http://www.google.com/patents OR at: www.uspto.gov Or for Canadian ones at: http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/Home or English (UK) one s at: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/patent/p-applying/p-before.htm
    A link to a previously sticky thread on patents is at: http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=77501

    Economic Term Definitions (To encourage common usage and understanding):

    "Economics" in the B&E forum a broad definition is OK. I.e. Posts need not be about money or investments, etc. To illustrate with historical example: Whale oil lamps giving way to kerosene, then to incandescent lamps, then compact florescent and now soon (perhaps?) LEDs concerns the economics of a society. I.e. anything which is likely to have impact on the cost of goods and services or change what money is spent on is economics. That unfortunately includes political decision but make sure that your posts are not mainly political. I will tend to lock threads that detour into a political "blame game" with little economics. (I have placed such a warning in one thread already and will try warn before any other action.)

    ADR = American Depositary Receipt (Certificates of ownership of stock shares held in US that trade in dollars).
    Other countries also have some. E.g. BDR is a Brazilian certificate of stock ownership of non-Brazilian company shares that trades in Reais in Brazil.

    “Externalities” = Cost that a society bears which the producer of the product does not. E.g. Pollution damage.

    More to come later, especially in response to suggestions.

    Content of some prior sticky threads is available at links below. When I have time, I will edit to include information as needed above.
    These older sticky threads have now sunk into the archives in accordance with policy stated above.

    Prior mod Asguard’s rules at: http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=79032
    Asguard’s reference style recommendations at: http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=76553
    Mod Goofyfish’s useful links at: http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=46289
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  3. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

    Yes, Dragon's single word post ("oink") is both violtion of rules AND not a clear comment (but probably sarchastic). It has been removed to keep this thread cleaner (as was yours, but yours remains quoted here). Thanks for confirming my opinion of Dragon's post.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 2, 2009
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  5. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

    Congrats Billy. You are the best person for this job :cheers:
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  7. Bernardcraig20 Registered Member

    I had a great time reading around your posts as I read it extensively. Keep the posts rocking!
    Gold Coins
  8. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

  9. twr Registered Senior Member

    We need definitions of Scarcity, the Zero Sum Fallacy, and comparative + absolute advantage.

    I started a thread a few days ago about all the clueless "economists" on the net and I've been yelling at the brick wall of socialist OWS members ever since.

    Billy T by edit: Where is your new thread? Form what you say, it could be placed in B&E, if you like.
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