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August 2016

Metzger on Headline Dismay Minimization
2016/08/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
#TWET...Slavery & Racism
2016/08/24, Amy Willis
Comments (9)
The Fall 2016 Public Choice Center Seminar Series
2016/08/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
The Twenty-Niners
2016/08/23, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Tyler Cowen on NGDP targeting
2016/08/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Equilibrium and Foresight
2016/08/23, Emily Skarbek
Comments (2)
Headline Dismay Minimization
2016/08/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
An ITT I Cannot Pass
2016/08/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (33)
Huemer's "Relativism and Tyranny"
2016/08/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Do Steps Toward Freedom Create Net Benefits?
2016/08/21, David Henderson
Comments (25)
Disputes don't get resolved, they get swept under the rug
2016/08/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Rio Reality Check
2016/08/19, Amy Willis
Comments (2)
Social Security Reformer
2016/08/18, David Henderson
Comments (20)
The intellectual as a celebrity
2016/08/18, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)
The Immigration/Labor Demand Elasticity Puzzle
2016/08/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Lester versus DiMicco on NAFTA
2016/08/17, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Saving is not a problem
2016/08/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
Labor Demand Elasticity: Boredom is Thoughtless
2016/08/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
#TWET...But What If We're Wrong?
2016/08/16, Amy Willis
Comments (5)
Open Borders Philanthropy Bleg
2016/08/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (22)
The new "voodoo"
2016/08/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Working Around FDA Regulation
2016/08/15, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Murder Equivalents
2016/08/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
The Case for Low-Income Housing
2016/08/14, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The Ugly Ugly FDA's Cartel Enforcement
2016/08/13, David Henderson
Comments (12)
The Perverse Death/Estate Tax
2016/08/12, David Henderson
Comments (41)
Why the monetary policy pessimism?
2016/08/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Weekend Wanderings
2016/08/12, Amy Willis
Comments (1)
Isn't industrial policy an ideology too?
2016/08/12, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Common Arguments Against Immigration
2016/08/11, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Words have fuzzy meanings--that's good
2016/08/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
What I Fail to Realize
2016/08/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
My First Seven Jobs
2016/08/10, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Fama versus Thaler
2016/08/09, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Power corrupts...
2016/08/09, Amy Willis
Comments (1)
Johnson Bet
2016/08/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Why the new old Keynesians are wrong about trade
2016/08/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
The Huemer-Caplan Exchange
2016/08/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Casey Mulligan Visits Cuba
2016/08/07, David Henderson
Comments (11)
The Fed is caught in a vise
2016/08/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Is TOMS Different?
2016/08/06, Emily Skarbek
Comments (19)
Friday Night Video: Ben Powell on Sweatshops
2016/08/05, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Obama: Stop Me Before I Regulate Again
2016/08/05, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Weekend Wanderings
2016/08/05, Amy Willis
Comments (3)
A Carbon Tax Is Not a Price
2016/08/04, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Thomas Schelling Bio
2016/08/04, David Henderson
Comments (0)
"Fund" and games with fiscal policy
2016/08/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Paid Parental Leave: No Free Lunch
2016/08/03, David Henderson
Comments (18)
I now consider myself to be a Libertarian
2016/08/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Huemer's Letter to Brian Doherty
2016/08/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Harry Markowitz on Armen Alchian
2016/08/02, David Henderson
Comments (1)
The Reps' and Dems' Utter Unseriousness About the Major Long-Term Economic Issue
2016/08/02, David Henderson
Comments (16)
What if everything doesn't go as expected?
2016/08/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Is It Really Conscious?
2016/08/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
It's Not Just About the Money
2016/08/01, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Tolstoy, Hypocrisy, and Puritanism
2016/08/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)

July 2016

Econgirl on Compensation for Trade Losses
2016/07/31, David Henderson
Comments (17)
The new political divide
2016/07/31, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
Boris Johnson, consistency and punditry in politics
2016/07/31, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Forced Labor in Venezuela
2016/07/30, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Reasoning from a price change, example #213
2016/07/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Mao's Murderousness
2016/07/29, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Huemer's "On Liberty and Philosophy"
2016/07/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Risk of Nuclear War
2016/07/28, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Pro and Contra Gauti Eggertsson
2016/07/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
The Economist and Star Trek Beyond
2016/07/28, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Robin's Turing Test
2016/07/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Tyler Cowen on low interest rates
2016/07/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Noah Smith on Milton Friedman
2016/07/27, Emily Skarbek
Comments (9)
Jeff Bezos on innovation
2016/07/27, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
The Science of Homeschooling
2016/07/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Remorse
2016/07/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
A Cheap Economist Buys Lunch
2016/07/26, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Cosmopolitans and False Consciousness
2016/07/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Incentives Matter for Politicians Too
2016/07/25, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Immigrants and Everest
2016/07/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Highs and Lows of the Republican Convention
2016/07/24, David Henderson
Comments (14)
The Fed's psyche
2016/07/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Turkey's Failed Coup
2016/07/22, Emily Skarbek
Comments (3)
A Numerate Sermon on Terrorism
2016/07/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (23)
Peter Thiel on Foreign Policy
2016/07/21, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Noah Smith and Zachary David refute the EMH
2016/07/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (30)
I Win My Cruz Bet with Steve Pearlstein
2016/07/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
The Hyperbole of Backlash
2016/07/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Cleveland Rocks?
2016/07/20, Amy Willis
Comments (2)
A Badly Misleading Title
2016/07/20, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Free, good and happy
2016/07/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
7th Grade: The Homeschooling Experience
2016/07/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (30)
Uncertain about uncertainty
2016/07/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Slavery in the Age of Em
2016/07/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Zachary David on NGDP futures targeting
2016/07/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Observations from Europe
2016/07/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
Decentralization in Turkey
2016/07/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
The costs of inflation and recession
2016/07/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Midweek Musings
2016/07/13, Amy Willis
Comments (9)
The Irish miracle
2016/07/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Hayek's Views on Emergence
2016/07/13, Emily Skarbek
Comments (3)
Don't Worry About Canada Becoming a 'Petrostate'
2016/07/12, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Great Moments in Sunk Cost
2016/07/11, David Henderson
Comments (2)
The Signs of Signaling
2016/07/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Utilitarianism as a lodestar (Constructive Criticism for Caplan)
2016/07/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (36)
Media Freedom, Markets, and Political Change
2016/07/10, Emily Skarbek
Comments (8)
Efficiency is not just a good idea, it's the only ethical policy
2016/07/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (27)
All the Shah's Men
2016/07/08, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed
2016/07/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
Incentives on Set
2016/07/07, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Harold James on globalisation and migrants
2016/07/07, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
The second domino
2016/07/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
"The Credit Card Companies Were There for Me"
2016/07/05, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Aggregate demand is not consumption
2016/07/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Robert Murphy on Economic Calculation
2016/07/04, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Krugman on monetary offset and China trade
2016/07/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Is Education Good for the Soul?
2016/07/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Weekend Grab Bag
2016/07/03, Amy Willis
Comments (1)
Tom Friedman on Brexit and Trump
2016/07/03, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Anthony de Jasay on Pope Francis
2016/07/03, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (10)
Supply and demand: Handle with care
2016/07/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
A Lesson in Opportunity Cost
2016/07/01, David Henderson
Comments (3)

June 2016

It's the end of the world as we know it . . . and the FTSE100 feels fine
2016/06/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Some Random Reading
2016/06/30, Amy Willis
Comments (3)
Could a successful Brexit wreck the eurozone?
2016/06/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
Mark Blaug Student Essay Competition
2016/06/29, Emily Skarbek
Comments (4)
Tom Friedman on Thank You for Being Late
2016/06/29, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Fantasy Granted (Sorta)
2016/06/28, David Henderson
Comments (18)
After Brexit - why not unilateral free trade?
2016/06/28, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
The pound depreciated by 10%. What does that mean?
2016/06/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Is the Limit on Nuclear Liability a Subsidy?
2016/06/27, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Outline for Poverty: Who To Blame
2016/06/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (31)
Finding Out the Implications of the Brexit Vote
2016/06/25, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Sumnerian luck and monetary reform
2016/06/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Weekend Grab Bag
2016/06/25, Amy Willis
Comments (7)
Is Brexit a Monetary Shock?
2016/06/24, David Henderson
Comments (25)
One Cost of the Drug War
2016/06/24, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Brexit is not about Britain
2016/06/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (32)
Hanson's Predictions: A 5-Page Age of Em Robustness Test
2016/06/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Brexit Bet Comment
2016/06/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
A few thoughts in the immediate aftermath of Brexit
2016/06/24, Emily Skarbek
Comments (15)
Bob Murphy reviews The Midas Paradox
2016/06/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Big Day for Britain
2016/06/23, Amy Willis
Comments (5)
Ancestry, Long-Run Growth, and Population-Weighting
2016/06/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Sports Outcomes and Randomness
2016/06/22, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Is the Brexit referendum an "abuse of democracy"?
2016/06/22, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Dictating Contract Terms Limits Bargaining Power
2016/06/21, David Henderson
Comments (84)
Was Chernobyl the best thing that ever happened to Europe's environment?
2016/06/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (36)
Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?
2016/06/21, Emily Skarbek
Comments (3)
Bastiat Extended
2016/06/20, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Cross-Country Regressions and Population Weighting
2016/06/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Right wing doesn't mean pro-free market
2016/06/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Great Data but Disappointing Economics
2016/06/19, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Italy's Renzi to tinker with retirement age
2016/06/19, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Henderson on Reich's Saving Capitalism
2016/06/18, David Henderson
Comments (8)
The Case for a Basic Land Guarantee
2016/06/17, David Henderson
Comments (26)
Just how influential is the USA?
2016/06/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Schneiderman as Lebron, Kazman as Ayesha
2016/06/16, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Three ways to do a UBI: None are feasible
2016/06/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (29)
Brennan Admits Unintended Consequences of U.S. Intervention
2016/06/16, David Henderson
Comments (11)
My Answers for Robin
2016/06/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Pre-Brexit Bet Clarification
2016/06/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
The Wall Street Journal's Innumeracy
2016/06/15, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Neoliberalism: There is no alternative
2016/06/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
Response to a Regular Reader about Illegal Prostitution
2016/06/14, David Henderson
Comments (30)
Deregulation, Voodoo, and Krugman
2016/06/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
What to Do about London Housing
2016/06/14, David Henderson
Comments (30)
3 Answers from Robin
2016/06/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Misallocation under Rent Control
2016/06/13, David Henderson
Comments (43)
3 Questions for Robin
2016/06/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
The Age of Em: Reply to Robin
2016/06/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Reply to Jerry O'Driscoll
2016/06/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
The Left, Greece, and The Big Lie
2016/06/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Cornucopia
2016/06/11, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Robin Hanson's The Age of Em: A Succinct Assessment
2016/06/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Rushkoff's nostalgia
2016/06/10, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Some initial thoughts on banking reform
2016/06/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Pluralism and Civil Society
2016/06/09, Emily Skarbek
Comments (2)
Does QE reduce the public debt burden?
2016/06/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (26)
Trump's Trade Fallacies
2016/06/08, David Henderson
Comments (20)
We, Cheap Pencils
2016/06/07, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Margaret Sullivan's Hilarious Piece on Trump
2016/06/07, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Towards a descriptive use of the term "national socialism"?
2016/06/07, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (9)
What's Wrong in Robin Hanson's The Age of Em
2016/06/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (16)
Why are NYT editorials so staggeringly bad?
2016/06/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
In Praise of Debt
2016/06/06, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Regret and the Status Quo
2016/06/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Yay, Switzerland!
2016/06/05, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Uber Is Even More Valuable Abroad
2016/06/05, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Which direction for macro?
2016/06/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (26)
What Does Tyler Cowen Mean by Freely?
2016/06/04, David Henderson
Comments (14)
The Slippery Slope Not Taken
2016/06/03, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Slippery slope? Let's hope so
2016/06/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Cash for Health Care
2016/06/02, David Henderson
Comments (8)
What's Right in Robin Hanson's The Age of Em
2016/06/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Jimmy Carter's Unpersuasive Case Against Legalizing Prostitution
2016/06/01, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Chuck Norris vs Communism
2016/06/01, Emily Skarbek
Comments (6)
The infrastructure illusion
2016/06/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Kibbe on Venezuela for Millenials
2016/06/01, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Exclusion: The Uncanny Moral Valley
2016/06/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)

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Comments on the six most-recent articles:
The 25 most-recent comments:

Jim Glass [2016/08/25 07:47 PM, #TWET...Slavery & Racism]:
"Slaveowners may have been 'evil.' But you likely would have been evil, too...

LD Bottorff [2016/08/25 07:03 PM, Do Steps Toward Freedom Create Net Benefits?]:
Great examples of incremental increases in economic freedom. We should also...

John Thacker [2016/08/25 06:16 PM, #TWET...Slavery & Racism]:
As Sherman relates, slaves in the South were wealth and considered the only...

Scott Sumner [2016/08/25 05:50 PM, Tyler Cowen on NGDP targeting]:
James, The argument used to be that 3% increased the welfare cost of infla...

ThaomasH [2016/08/25 03:52 PM, Metzger on Headline Dismay Minimization]:
I'm pretty anti GMO hysteria, but I do not think that is the only think sta...

Thomas B [2016/08/25 01:53 PM, #TWET...Slavery & Racism]:
Ak Mike, I guess I'm coming at it from the opposite point of view: no othe...

HL [2016/08/25 01:10 PM, Tyler Cowen on NGDP targeting]:
I have learned so much from reading your (and David's and Nick's) blogs and...

Gil [2016/08/25 12:46 PM, Do Steps Toward Freedom Create Net Benefits?]:
- That whitehouse report seems to simply advocate allowing felons to enter ...

Ak Mike [2016/08/25 11:41 AM, #TWET...Slavery & Racism]:
Thomas B - agree with you about the draft, but about family law (ie, child ...

JK Brown [2016/08/25 11:26 AM, #TWET...Slavery & Racism]:
Thomas B, This youtube video has a Brit, Lindybeige, making a point on...

Gongtao [2016/08/25 10:53 AM, Metzger on Headline Dismay Minimization]:
I have been working in medical facilities for 25 years, and I can tell you ...

Pajser [2016/08/25 09:27 AM, Do Steps Toward Freedom Create Net Benefits?]:
Andy - The results are given only for 1990. That's final year of USSR, when...

maynardGkeynes [2016/08/25 09:23 AM, Tyler Cowen on NGDP targeting]:
Isn't that also precisely when when it would be most hated? How popular wa...

Glen Smith [2016/08/25 08:21 AM, Metzger on Headline Dismay Minimization]:
If these problems were easy to fix, the market would have no moral high gro...

Thomas B [2016/08/25 07:48 AM, #TWET...Slavery & Racism]:
Given the number of people who periodically call for the reintroduction of ...

Tom West [2016/08/25 07:47 AM, An ITT I Cannot Pass]:
Zeke5123, of course they're amazingly bad, but in the end, they're the only...

bob [2016/08/25 07:44 AM, Headline Dismay Minimization]:
[Comment removed pending confirmation of email address. Email the webmaste...

James [2016/08/25 12:04 AM, Tyler Cowen on NGDP targeting]:
Why 2%? Is there some basis for choosing this number over 1% or 3%?...

Sam Bruce [2016/08/24 11:23 PM, Metzger on Headline Dismay Minimization]:
In medicine as in other things, there's rarely anything straightforward abo...

Mark Bahner [2016/08/24 10:43 PM, #TWET...Slavery & Racism]:
I've long maintained that if the North had a few good economists, the Civil...

JK Brown [2016/08/24 09:30 PM, #TWET...Slavery & Racism]:
Gen. Sherman relates this discussion, well after the war, in his memoirs. ...

Jim Lear [2016/08/24 06:06 PM, #TWET...Slavery & Racism]:
Munger does a great job of following the money and explains the economic in...

Zeke5123 [2016/08/24 04:44 PM, An ITT I Cannot Pass]:
Hueshi -- my apologies. You wrote the ITT. Tom West -- I think elections,...

Thomas Colthurst [2016/08/24 03:09 PM, Huemer's "Relativism and Tyranny"]:
Huemer's argument in section 4 proves way, way too much. For example, it w...

MikeP [2016/08/24 01:51 PM, The Twenty-Niners]:
But do you agree that the policy of linking health insurance purchase for m...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

#TWET...Slavery & Racism [Comments (9) ]:
    Thomas B: Ak Mike, I guess I'm coming at it from the opposite point of view: no othe...
    John Thacker: As Sherman relates, slaves in the South were wealth and considered the only...
    Jim Glass: "Slaveowners may have been 'evil.' But you likely would have been evil, too...

Do Steps Toward Freedom Create Net Benefits? [Comments (25) ]:
    Pajser: Andy - The results are given only for 1990. That's final year of USSR, when...
    Gil: - That whitehouse report seems to simply advocate allowing felons to enter ...
    LD Bottorff: Great examples of incremental increases in economic freedom. We should also...

Tyler Cowen on NGDP targeting [Comments (11) ]:
    maynardGkeynes: Isn't that also precisely when when it would be most hated? How popular wa...
    HL: I have learned so much from reading your (and David's and Nick's) blogs and...
    Scott Sumner: James, The argument used to be that 3% increased the welfare cost of infla...

Metzger on Headline Dismay Minimization [Comments (4) ]:
    Glen Smith: If these problems were easy to fix, the market would have no moral high gro...
    Gongtao: I have been working in medical facilities for 25 years, and I can tell you ...
    ThaomasH: I'm pretty anti GMO hysteria, but I do not think that is the only think sta...

An ITT I Cannot Pass [Comments (33) ]:
    Tom West: @zeke5123: Contrast this with neoliberalism where the the more of it we imp...
    Zeke5123: Hueshi -- my apologies. You wrote the ITT. Tom West -- I think elections,...
    Tom West: Zeke5123, of course they're amazingly bad, but in the end, they're the only...

Headline Dismay Minimization [Comments (10) ]:
    Franz: The theory fails must be mistaken for it fails to take into account that pe...
    Daniel Lurker: [Comment removed pending confirmation of email address. Email the webmaste...
    bob: [Comment removed pending confirmation of email address. Email the webmaste...

Huemer's "Relativism and Tyranny" [Comments (5) ]:
    Anon: I'd like to expand on Ben Kennedy's comment. Evolution does give a prett...
    A Country Farmer: I love Huemer's extra feistiness in his earlier age....
    Thomas Colthurst: Huemer's argument in section 4 proves way, way too much. For example, it w...

The Twenty-Niners [Comments (9) ]:
    ZC: @Kevin Lacker It is new...on a national level. Whatever your employer in Bo...
    ThaomasH: @MikeP But do you agree that the policy of linking health insurance purcha...
    MikeP: But do you agree that the policy of linking health insurance purchase for m...

The Fall 2016 Public Choice Center Seminar Series [Comments (5) ]:
    Maximum Liberty: I had a college professor who began his first day lecture by explaining tha...
    Jason K: Is there any chance you'll make these talks available on YouTube?...
    Jon Murphy: This is why I chose GMU for my PhD work. I look forward to attending these...

Social Security Reformer [Comments (20) ]:
    David R. Henderson: @Floccina, I would first cap payments above $200/week in 2016 dollars until...
    Jim Glass: I was trying to work with proposals that have some chance of passage. I th...
    Larry: Rather than cut the payroll tax rate for everybody, cut/eliminate the emplo...

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