Subject: File No. S7-18-11
From: David Gaus
Affiliation: journalist

November 1, 2011

I'm campaigning to have the normal curve used more in various financial ratings. A good example might be municipal bond ratings. The purpose of using the normal curve is to make ratings more honest and mathematically meaningful.
This seems necessary for any lasting or stable economic recovery.
There's an article about this (that criticizes SP ratings)on my web site:
Any comment that the SEC might like to make would be welcome. My phone is [redacted].
My interest stems partly from the fact that I'm related to Karl Gauss, who discovered the normal curve.
Best Regards,