“Quit your complaining doc, you've got Shultz and Sharpton, those towers of reason.”
PhDcommonsense on Dec 2, 2011 at 21:56:09
“Sorry for your confusion. I do not get my news from Sharpton or Schultz. Unlike Fox viewers I look at the issues from both sides of the isle and then form an opinion. I won't throw in the fact that reading for one's self would not hurt also.”
“Your neighbors along the Applachians are selling their legal rights to companies that will drill and get shale gas. Their choice and right, not yours.
BTW, that electricity needed to charge that electric vehicle is going to come from a utility for most the people. That means mainly coal, gas, or nuke.”
Ken Bushway on Nov 17, 2011 at 17:05:04
“There is a safer cleaner form of nuclear energy. Its called LFTR.
Its safer, far safer, and cost less to operate than conventional nuclear generators. If it gets to hot, it shuts the process down, operates at atmospheric temperature, and its fuel isn't as toxic or radioactive as current nuclear power.
Its fuel can't be made into nuclear weapons. Its has FAR less nuclear waste and it doesn't take rare Earth metals to be built.
“Margo, markets in a free enterprise system work because its not controlled by the few, but by everyone through transactions. The best in most fields do command the top salaries, and when too many folks head toward a certain field, often (just like in the housing market) a bubble forms, than bursts. Look at the supply and demand gyrations in the legal field. Currently oversupplied, less work, at some point, fewer folks heading to the legal profession”
Margo Arrowsmith on Nov 16, 2011 at 13:10:30
“You are very naive. In the first place, the people who are commanding top salaries were the heads when huge errors were made, thus they aren't the best. They merely figured out a way to profit from their own failures, financially, but not with wisdom.”
“They finance enterprises through bond and stock offerings, and supply a secondary makret to trade said securities, providing liquidity. Its in all of the econ finance books you haven't read.”
Margo Arrowsmith on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:47:47
“Really? What they have been doing since the 80's is coming up with newer and better ways to scam the system putting us on the edge of collapse and then begging money from the very taxpayers that they screwed.”
“BS, although the union label says it all. You basically have to hire someone else to negotiate your salary. You should feel envious.”
TCPITS on Nov 16, 2011 at 13:08:35
“Sorry you do not know more about history. Perhaps look up IWW. BTW I an a professor in a "right to work" state so I have no more union protection than a lab rat. We have not had a raise in 5 years and have given back furlough days. I notice you do not address the issue of cheating that is endemic. Anti-plagiarism software is essential. Students have used cell phone cameras on this campus to send exam pages to friends who look up the answers. I have had false fire alarms in the middle of exams. I doubt faculty stay one day ahead of the new forms of cheating. And like I said, the outrage. We have had fathers of 24 year old students threaten to hire lawyers if students caught cheating were not given a second chance. Wanna know where the lack of ethics in business starts?”
“You could benefit from a bit more education in the finance/econ area.”
exmate on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:05:05
“In addition to my MD and specialty board certiciation., I got an MBA in 2004.
In addition to two required courses in finance required for the MBA, I took finance electives in : investment theory, financial institutions, international finance and money management.
I took several courses in economics starting out as an undergraduate in 1952. I took a course in international business taught from an economics point of view taught by a professor from University of Chicago.
i really do not think that education in the finance/econ area will benefit me much.”
“How exactly do you move the refined product from ND?”
trishinpitt on Nov 14, 2011 at 09:57:03
“they were planning to do some of the refining in Oklahoma.... how would they do that there? You build a refinery and truck it... not a great idea either because one of the biggest problems is that this stuff is nasty and requires a huge amount of extra carbon emissions just to extract it.”
“No Saint, its economics with supply and demand working. More of a commodity on the market will decrease the price. Its Dim BS that denies that.”
StJames on Nov 14, 2011 at 11:02:16
“Why not read the report to investors from Keystone XL yourself....if the "supply" is going to South America and Europe it will do little to lower prices here. Furthermore, it is mostly diesel that will be the end product of this sludge.”
“Dude, when business gets a tax put upon them, they raise the price of their product or service. Any dividend or capital gain is passed on to the share holder, who gets taxed again, over and above what the government all ready took from the corp.”