Rule 10b-6: The Special Study’s Rediscovered Rule

An attempt either to assign responsibility for the breakdown in communication or to secure a quantitative measure of the consequences of that breakdown would be bootless. I attempt here only to pinpoint some of the areas of seeming ambiguity within the rule, and to consider them in light of a variety of situations wherein, it is hoped, the problems will become clearer and more precise, thus facilitating the consideration of whether solutions are needed and what form they should take.