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"Modern misusage of the word"[edit]

I've commented out the following two paragraphs, added by anonymous user 67.119.158.54 a bit over a month ago:

Industry is commonly understood as business population and workforce. With no doubt, industries means more than one industry. Despite this common sense, the 21st Century youth generation has mistaken the word as a substitute for clothing company. Possibly inspired by big name companies like World Industries and Skin Industries, which are neither technically industries in the original sense of the word.
Today many small t-shirt labels borrow the word for their names, knowing their company is composed of less than 10 teenagers, hardly an industry, let alone industries.

They're rather poorly-written and unclear, they read like a whiny old man ("21st Century youth generation"?), and they generally seem to have no point. —Simetrical (talk) 02:33, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Data?[edit]

industrial waste ... heat pollution = types of waste

Where's the industry data? What's all the reported income statements and balance sheets revenue and assets, by industry? Or at least the Fortune 500 by industry and their revenue, employees, earnings, assets and so on.--Jerryseinfeld 20:28, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

One thing I noticed was that Yahoo! use the Reuters industry categorization. Yahoo! include market cap, so to figure out the revenue of a category take market cap from Yahoo! and p/s from Reuters. Consumer Financial Services: Market Capitalization: 250B, P/Sales (ttm) 2.51. So the annual revenue is 250/2.51 billion.

Finance

  • Consumer Financial Services - revenue: 100 billion (250/2.51)

I need a census of industries of the southeast region![edit]

Does any one know where to find one?

Sure, this is a good source: http://www.ecanned.com/

Upper right pic[edit]

I dunno how to fix this, but there is a problem with the picture in the upper right over lapping the text.

Split article according to different meanings of the word "industry"[edit]

The word industry has in my understanding at least two meanings:

  1. A certain type of production, as represented by
  2. generally an economic activity see e.g. ISIC v4 on page 3
    • where information needs to be provided for narrowly defined economic activities (also referred to as “industries”)

    • This is the meaning mostly used by all the given industry classifications.
    • ISIC has for example categories, which don't fall typically under the first definition like
      • T 97–98 Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use
      • U 99 Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies

In my opinion it would be best to split the current article along those lines.

What do others think?
--S.K. (talk) 21:27, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Involved feedback[edit]

Perhaps in your discussions you might consider adding somewhere the circular nature and feedback of the system. For example wages drive demand, but demand drives wages. 70.27.152.243 (talk) 16:06, 22 July 2016 (UTC)