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Incidence of personality disorders by occupation

Is anyone aware of any studies/articles/information that talks about the frequency of certain personality disorders by occupation? Is this even a thing? Just idle curiosity...
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl on Jun 24, 2014 - 11 answers

Any great nonfiction books on the history of tea and its global trade?

I'm interested in tea and its history, especially its role in global trade and conflict. Are there any great nonfiction books that cover the subject without focusing exclusively on a certain time period or location? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Jan 13, 2014 - 11 answers

What are free trade zone (FTZ) and free trade area (FTA)?

What benefits/advantages can a person or a trading company obtain from there in FTZ or FTA? What are the principle beneficial policies over there attracting people? Thanks in advance.
posted by caladesi on Sep 27, 2013 - 1 answer

How do iPhone trade-in programs work?

I have a relatively-new iPhone 5 that I'm thinking of selling or trading in. It all seems a bit confusing, though, so please explain to me how this works. [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Sep 10, 2013 - 13 answers

Flogging Vodka to the Finns

In the 80s, it was said that you could sell your jeans in Russia and fund your stay. An article by a US writer suggests you should buy cigarettes at Duty Free and sell them in London pubs to fund your trip (which is possibly illegal and very likely to get you thrown out). What other 'foreign' goods, legal, grey or outlawed, do tourists and travellers (not traders per se) tend to sell at their destination? Do you get, for example, Canadians flogging prescription meds to pay for their LA holiday apartments, or Latvians selling cheaper spirits in Scandinavia? Has the internet killed this kind of trade?
posted by mippy on Aug 30, 2013 - 32 answers

Economic Fantasy And The Anti-Anthem.

Settle a bet: Friend claimed that Terry Pratchett's "Going Postal" and "Making Money" where unique in the fantasy genre for dealing so much with the economics and " white collar" systems of a fantasy setting. I said that couldn't be true but couldn't think of any examples ( they abound in Sci-Fi, but we're talking wands and robes here, and the Baroque Cycle is only kind-of-fantasy). So, what are some examples of fantasy novels where things like labor unions, mediums of exchange, guild politics, trade imbalances, commodities markets, hostile takeovers and government regulation are both explored and woven into the plot? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 26, 2013 - 30 answers

What degree/trade is worth the student loans?

I've got a little money I'm thinking about turning into some classes/training for a serious career change. With education at such a high price, I would need to pick a career/trade that can pay off the loans I would need to complete. I'm looking at trades, skilled craftwork, 2-year degrees, and 4-year degrees. Got any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Aug 9, 2013 - 26 answers

Trading a desktop for a laptop

About a year ago I bought a refurbished iMac. I now totally regret buying a desktop computer and really wish I had a laptop instead. Is there any way for me to trade in my still perfectly-functional iMac for a Mac laptop? (In NYC if it matters) [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on May 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Essay on fantasy fiction, economics and trade

Many years ago I read an essay that was pretty critical of the way so much fantasy fiction could not build believable societies with plausible economic underpinnings. The author was fairly concise and snarky, arguing that (I'm paraphrasing here) she could suspend disbelief about dragons and magic, but that she couldn't slog her way through a book where not the least bit of thought had been given to how all these characters and their associates could make a living, grow or acquire food, and otherwise acquire money and engage in trade. I think it was an essay by Joanna Russ in Fantasy & Science Fiction in the 70s, when she had a regular book review column there, but I could be conflating like mad.
posted by maudlin on May 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Where can I learn about man's interaction with new ingredients?

What was Italian food like before the tomato? When coffee houses started popping up in Europe what establishments lost business as a result? Did Marco Polo really bring noodles to Europe from China? Where can I find the answer to all these questions and more? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Mar 6, 2013 - 29 answers

Marginal Revenue, Residual Demand Curves, Quotas and Monopolists

How do I calculate the differences in welfare for a state when an import quota is applied to an industry that is controlled by a monopolist at home, vs an industry that is perfectly competitive at home? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 answers

What do modern sailors do when their ship is docked?

Do the crews of ships such as container and bulk good carriers leave the ship and get to see the place they are visiting? If not, why not? General descriptions of the lives of modern seafarers that illuminate this question are more than welcome. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Jan 20, 2013 - 19 answers

How to trade a vehicle, for a vehicle, for trade in.

Should I trade my rebuilt title vehicle for any other vehicle, just to get an increased trade in value? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 31, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I get a trade focused book published? Should I get an agent?

How do I get a trade focused book published? Should I get an agent? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Oct 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Is there a trick of your trade that you always do, even if the results are not noticed?

In your given field, is there one thing that you always do that may be overlooked but you consider it important? It may not be obvious, but it makes your work higher quality and/or more efficient and you can't imagine being happy with the work if you didn't do it. [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on May 17, 2012 - 56 answers

Learn From Home, an Age Old Craft

Can I teach myself to be a silversmith? More specifically, I want to make nice rings, with drusy and cut stones, and maybe some raw brass pendants. But how do I start? [more inside]
posted by ohmansocute on Feb 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Selling gold?

How can I get the best trade for an American Gold Eagle coin? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Dec 11, 2011 - 7 answers

A tradesman's life for me?

I'm starting to think I'd like to learn a trade, but I don't know which. I have no experience and have been a graphics guy (half corporate, half freelance) since graduating college with a BA in psychology (I'm 37 now). I really like the idea of making something, of being able to fix things, of having a skill that is useful in its own right, and of not sitting in front of a computer all day. I'm willing to go to school and/or apprentice, but I'd like to have the possibility of making decent money (>$60k) after doing it for a 2-3 years. [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Dec 1, 2011 - 21 answers

From software to a trade in as little time as possible

Career change filter: Is it possible for an experienced professional in a (mostly) unrelated field to fast-track the apprenticeship portion of trades training? [more inside]
posted by blockhead on Nov 14, 2011 - 5 answers

What to sell along the way? RTW honeymoon from US to Europe & Asia

What to sell along the way, RTW honeymoon from US to Europe & Asia [more inside]
posted by hussmanne on Aug 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Postponing College

I'm a 21 year old college sophomore who's as independent as a fourteen year old. I'm thinking about rectifying this by dropping out and taking up a trade or technical degree, then going back once I'm established. [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Jul 15, 2011 - 39 answers

Best site for iTunes gift card exchange

I recently received a $50 iTunes gift card as a gift, which I appreciate very much. Unfortunately I am not going to buy anything from the iTunes store. What is the best way to trade this card for either cash or an Amazon.com gift card? [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley on Jan 10, 2011 - 12 answers

How to recover debt from a friend and maintain sanity?

How to help recover $400+ owed to my mother; or how to help her let go of this (minor) debt and move on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2010 - 12 answers

When is it time to get another car? Fix or trade in?

Time for a new car? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Dec 14, 2010 - 29 answers

Site to trade one-on-one tutoring?

Where can I go to trade one-on-one in-person tutoring? For instance, I live in Brooklyn and could teach c++ and computer vision, but I want to learn CakePHP and Autotools. Where can I make this trade? [more inside]
posted by jefftimesten on Nov 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Impact of the groundnut

Sources about social and economic impact of groundnut growing in Africa. Groundnut=Peanut [more inside]
posted by andykapahala on Nov 8, 2010 - 10 answers

I'd buy THAT for a dollar

What's that site or story where a guy keeps trading up and makes a million dollars or something? I recall a story, verrry fuzzy on the details... [more inside]
posted by bunny hugger on Oct 18, 2010 - 8 answers

how much should i rent my skeleton for?

I own a really great skeleton. A company wants to rent it from me for 10 days. What is a fair price to charge for it? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Sep 22, 2010 - 21 answers

Does this make a nerd and a geek?

I want to have my DS and my laptop talk to each other. Is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Aug 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Has anyone built TradeBook.com?

Has anyone built a social networking website to facilitate region-to-region and international trade? [more inside]
posted by beagle on Aug 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Trade airline vouchers?

[travelfilter] What's the best way to trade one airline's voucher/credit for credit on another? [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Jul 30, 2010 - 3 answers

What's so hot about free trade?

I must have not been paying attention in high school economics class. (Or else I probably fell asleep after watching too many episodes of Economics USA.) Why is free trade a good thing? [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Jul 12, 2010 - 34 answers

PLaces that still do the Cartoon thing

Places that still pay for cartoonists? I'm a professional cartoonist. I've been in the New Yorker, The Chronicle Review, Narrative, etc. It's okay very side job but as a result I'm sitting on literally hundreds of unsold cartoons. My copy of Writer's market is very bad/out of date at telling me what trade publications still use cartoons and even worse at ones that still pay. Anyone know of publications, online or otherwise, that still run single-panel gag cartoons? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jun 8, 2010 - 17 answers

Recycled grocery bag origins

What's the story behind those ubiquitous cloth grocery bags? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Jun 5, 2010 - 17 answers

Why no easy way to barter personal services with others?

Why isn't there a good way to trade/barter services with other people via the web? Craigslist is too local, and it takes too long to find an acceptable trade. Various barter sites suck and don't have enough people. Google or Ebay has a great opportunity here. Ideally such a service would also suggest/arrange multi-party trades. Such a website would not need to be very complicated, and would be incredibly socially valuable and fun. Golf lessons for Mandarin tutoring, anyone?
posted by blargerz on May 29, 2010 - 20 answers

Seeking motorsports apparel distributors

Is there a US trade show or exposition that specializes in motorsports clothing and apparel, both those that drivers and the fans, wear? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Apr 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Is a mature-age apprenticeship a good career move?

I'm interested in advice about changing career in one's thirties: specifically, learning a trade. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Mar 31, 2010 - 13 answers

What do I need to know about apprenticeships?

I am currently applying for apprenticeships in a few fields, including carpentry and cement masonry. What can I expect from the process, and is there anything I can do to increase my chances? [more inside]
posted by Ortho on Feb 25, 2010 - 6 answers

I'll make you a trade, but am I saying this backward?

GrammarFilter: Is the phrase "I will trade you.." often misused, or is it a perfectly valid usage that drives me crazy? [more inside]
posted by mikeh on Jan 11, 2010 - 24 answers

Help me choose a technical or trade college for IT administration.

Help me research technical schools/colleges for IT, CS and systems administration. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Dec 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Journal Of Tanzanian Meat Sciences

I'm looking for strange magazines to give as gift subscriptions. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Nov 23, 2009 - 34 answers

Trade honda for diesel Benz?

Thinking about trading my 97 Accord for 1980 diesel benz. [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Oct 18, 2009 - 14 answers

Dollars and Rials and Bourses, oh my!

What difference does it make to the United States economy whether oil is traded or denominated in the US dollar or in other currencies? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Aug 31, 2009 - 11 answers

A boat is a hole in the water into which you throw money ... but if it's a ship, money comes out?

(Freighter experts) Does the world-wide shipping industry have hidden (or open) subsidies? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Aug 17, 2009 - 9 answers

How Do I Get Paid For My Podcast?

How should I go about monetizing my podcast in a legitimate and professional manner? [more inside]
posted by HostBryan on Aug 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics.

Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Apr 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Old Cartoon filter: Looking for "Kitchen of the Future" style parody cartoons.

Old Cartoon filter: Looking for "Kitchen of the Future" style parody cartoons. [more inside]
posted by toekneebullard on Apr 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Limit, stop, stop-limit on the TSX with Questrade

I am having trouble contacting Questrade to ask them this question, and am hoping someone familiar with TSX trading rules can answer this for me: [more inside]
posted by omair on Apr 1, 2009 - 3 answers

As a freelance Canadian consultant/faciliator, what are the legalities of taking on US clients?

As a freelance Canadian consultant/faciliator, what are the legalities of taking on US clients? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Mar 31, 2009 - 4 answers

Interstate Wine Shipments

Can I have wine shipped interstate to Minnesota? Free The Grapes, a website for a wine trade association, says that Minnesota allows direct shipments. But Wine.com says they can not ship to Minnesota because of state regulations. What is the law in MN?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Feb 17, 2009 - 4 answers

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