# Economics SE or Economy SE?

Is this an Economics SE or an economy SE?

1. Question on normative, asking for, at most "qualified" opinion. Economics-related still, but this shouldn't be a discussion forum, I guess. And replying yes, no or anything else will actually be wrong as this question has no answer. Shouldn't it be suggested to reframe it as a question for references?
2. The same as above, but not even normative, just asking an opinion. Again: is this a forum?

Is this to be allowed as an admitted question [if it was posed here and not getting dumped into EconSE from other SE sites]

Ok, get the policy of helping in HW if nicely put. Here it is such a case and I get why it deserves an answer

Great question. Very good answer. With a caveat: too extensive. I think answers bigger than the screen height should be avoided. It's begging a TLDR. Wouldn't it make sense just pointing out a paper where it is concisely explained and add what is left instead of detailing everything?

[This is an example of what a question is not supposed to be but where it is appropriate: a meta forum]

• Hi! And thank you in advance! [Just making fun; anti-greetings people can edit if they want] – user_newbie10 May 20 '16 at 20:39
• (+1). It is an easily detectable tendency of mine to provide "long answers". I guess I am a follower of TSDR (Too Short - Didn't Read). – Alecos Papadopoulos May 23 '16 at 3:45

1+2.) Asking for an opinion is perhaps not the best way to ask a question, but it seems that these questions are really asking what sort of canonical answer exists, and if so, what math/literature backs it up.

3.) Yeah that question seems pretty legit.

4.) Yummy homework questions...sometimes they are okay, sometimes they suck.

5.) Math intensive answers are my favorite answers. A lot of us are academics. Citing something is an acceptable answer, but so is explaining it in our own words as rigorously as possible, especially wherever our specialties lie.

• 1)-2) Science should have no canonical opinion, IMHO, that was my concern with these sort of questions. Making a statement filled with technicalities that, in the end, is nothing but a very unwarranted opinion. 3) Accounting is, I assume, not economics. 5) I am not criticizing math intensive'' questions. Just asking whether this is the sort of replies one should seek. This is the internet, not a classroom. TLDR is a reality and if the question is properly answered to elsewhere and demands long proofs, maybe just point to where it was answered. Just a thought. – user_newbie10 May 21 '16 at 16:56

Normative question and one give the theories economists have to this regard (information provision, is more information better, signaling, different game theoretical equilibria). Not perfectly put question (0 upvotes to date), but definitely ontopic.

1. The independence of Central Banks [Bitcoin yet again]

How does a affect b? is a perfectly put question that can receive unopinionated answers. The answer is "obviously not at all", but just because the answer is obvious to those who know it, doesn't mean it's not a valid question (this is a general principle).

If your point is that one can give out personal opinions on how something affects the central bank, well, one can always give out personal opinions to any question - test me!

Terrible title, terrible question. Renamed, downvoted and suggested for closing. History of accounting is definitely off topic here.

Ok, get the policy of helping in HW if nicely put. Here it is such a case and I get why it deserves an answer