Gooden, a writer and novelist, collects rules and principles related to politics, economics, the arts, sciences, physical survival, the internet, life and work, and laws of the land, such as the domino effect, Warren Buffett's rules, Rational Expectations Theory, hemline theory
, the Bechdel test, rules of journalism, rules of grammar and usage, writers' rules, the laws of sci-fi writers, planetary naming rules, the laws of thermodynamics, the Van Halen Principle, Murphy's Law, Jim Crow laws, three strikes law, and the Miranda rule.
Today, most experts regard hemline theory
as fanciful, but a number of social theorists agree that trends in fashion, movies, or music do reflect public sentiment, which can influence stock market direction.
According to the " hemline theory" of fashion, this may be construed as a signal that B- town girls are in the mood to give Pranab Mukherjee and his budget a thumbs- up.
While the hemline theory has never been considered for serious market analysis, it does seem to have an uncanny way of being prophetic.