Talk:Timothy Taylor (economist)

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Notability[edit]

If for no other reason than he is a lecturer for The Teaching Company he is notable, but he is also a published author and award winning academic professor, all of which satisfy notability (at least in comparison to other similar articles) -- Stbalbach 22:33, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm sure you have the references to allow this to be verified (WP:V). But you haven't added them to the articles yet - please do!
A listing of some of his books (with ISBN, so that others can verify that they are indeed published) would be a valid way to establish notability, I think. Secondary references (see WP:REF) are another.
(Note that The Teaching Company is not mentioned in the article. Oversight?)
WRT "in comparision to other similar articles": Wikipedia's policies WP:V and WP:REF are pretty clear, but the state of conformance with those policies is abysmal. I'm trying to help push for an improvement. --Alvestrand 22:41, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Teaching Company is in fact linked in External Links. Here is a list of published works on Amazon which took two seconds[1]. The article is stubby but that is no reason to assume it is non-notable without some reason to think so (ie. you searched and couldn't find anything). -- Stbalbach 15:47, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks - I've put the link into the article. That's where the proof belongs! (Q: are ALL the books he's published audiobooks, or doesn't Amazon carry his paper books?) --Alvestrand 21:40, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Well the problem there is we are not supposed to link to commercial book re-sellers such as Amazon in article space. And linking to ISBN's doesn't make sense since TTC publishes material in multiple formats (audio, transcript and video DVD). So, that is why we have the link to the TTC website. I don't think we really need to list his works in the main article, but for any administrative concerns about notability, linking to Amazon on the talk page resolves that question. -- Stbalbach 15:39, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Plagiarism[edit]

This entire article is copied verbatim from The Teaching Company's web site. Did User:Freecess get permission to copy it? --JHP 00:17, 29 June 2007 (UTC)