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May 2015

The Portuguese Puzzle: Decriminalization of Drugs and Drug Usage
2015/05/22, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Apple's open market purchases
2015/05/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons
2015/05/22, David Henderson
Comments (14)
When to Head for Your Bunker
2015/05/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Am I Out of Date? I Don't Think So
2015/05/21, David Henderson
Comments (15)
There is no such thing as "global aggregate demand"
2015/05/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Unlock the School Library
2015/05/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (24)
Tyler Cowen on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons
2015/05/20, David Henderson
Comments (40)
A consumption tax is a wealth tax
2015/05/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (32)
Great Rules for Discussion
2015/05/19, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Designer Babies Are Nothing to Fear: A Reply to Dan Klein
2015/05/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (24)
Politi-Obfuscate
2015/05/18, David Henderson
Comments (20)
Shocking data on wealth inequality
2015/05/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
The Hours and Behavior Problems
2015/05/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Daniel Klein on "Designer Babies"
2015/05/17, David Henderson
Comments (20)
Pop macroeconomics in an era of unprecedented non-change
2015/05/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (34)
Friday Night Audio: Christy "Versus" Emmanuel
2015/05/15, David Henderson
Comments (6)
3 Fun Quotes from Ayatollah Khomeini
2015/05/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Having Trouble Getting Qualified Recruits? DON'T Expand Your Pool
2015/05/14, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Reallocation and growth
2015/05/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Genetic Engineering Is Reproductive Freedom
2015/05/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Low hanging fruit and the inequality question
2015/05/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (43)
The Hours and Academic Achievement
2015/05/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Surviving on the Margin
2015/05/12, David Henderson
Comments (1)
California Water Numbers
2015/05/12, David Henderson
Comments (9)
The Opposite of What Robin Says
2015/05/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Rebuttal to Jeffrey Sachs on Sovaldi
2015/05/11, David Henderson
Comments (22)
Civil and Economic Liberties Under the Shah
2015/05/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
The Single Most Consequential Political Act since 1955
2015/05/10, David Henderson
Comments (38)
Labor market blues
2015/05/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
James McAndrews on the Value of Currency
2015/05/09, David Henderson
Comments (5)
A Charter to legislate better consumers
2015/05/09, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Markets > Polls > GOP pundits
2015/05/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
What Obligations Does Freedom of Speech Carry?
2015/05/08, David Henderson
Comments (31)
The Government of Bad Manners
2015/05/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (25)
There's no such thing as public opinion, example #421
2015/05/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
The Neighborhood of Happiness
2015/05/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
A Game of Margins
2015/05/06, David Henderson
Comments (10)
How would we know if we won the War on Poverty?
2015/05/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Orwell as Public Choice Socialist
2015/05/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Free trade and the Expo in Milan
2015/05/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Because Freedom
2015/05/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Lemieux Defends Google
2015/05/04, David Henderson
Comments (2)
More Evidence on Worker Opposition to Minimum Wage
2015/05/04, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Yes, falling oil prices were like a tax cut
2015/05/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
School Networking: Friends versus Connections
2015/05/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
I'm an Outside Agitator
2015/05/03, David Henderson
Comments (23)
A Prediction about Brookings
2015/05/03, David Henderson
Comments (8)
In 1987, the Fed prevented another Great Depression by doing nothing
2015/05/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
No, the public doesn't understand comparative advantage (or supply and demand)
2015/05/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (33)
Iranians' Ways around Oppressive Government
2015/05/02, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Would you vote for Tyrion Lannister?
2015/05/02, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
Timothy Taylor on Net Debtor Nations
2015/05/01, David Henderson
Comments (6)
More evidence for a Great Stagnation
2015/05/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)

April 2015

Christina Hoff Sommers at Georgetown
2015/04/30, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Robots, committees, or markets?
2015/04/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Kahneman and Renshon on Hawkish Biases
2015/04/30, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Dean Baker on Something "All Economists Agree On"
2015/04/29, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Meritocracy Bleg
2015/04/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
The problem with "shocks"
2015/04/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Competition, technocrat-style
2015/04/29, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
School Networking Bleg
2015/04/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (70)
Boudreaux on Theorizing about Facts
2015/04/28, David Henderson
Comments (21)
Return to Dorms Bleg
2015/04/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Educational Signaling: A Fad Whose Time Has Come
2015/04/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
The Friedmans and Joseph Schumpeter on Economic Progress
2015/04/27, David Henderson
Comments (9)
EconTalk Extra
2015/04/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Would Roland Fryer Be Better Off If He Had Gone to Prison?
2015/04/26, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Mankiw on Free Trade in the NYT
2015/04/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (24)
Optimal mutual funds in a world of bubbles
2015/04/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
My Review of Barbara Bergmann, Part 3
2015/04/25, David Henderson
Comments (0)
My Review of Barbara Bergmann, Part 2
2015/04/24, David Henderson
Comments (2)
The Mellow Heuristic
2015/04/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (23)
It's not a beauty pageant
2015/04/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Thank You for Correcting Me, Matthew Baker
2015/04/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
My Review of Barbara Bergmann
2015/04/23, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Education and Apostasy
2015/04/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Bernanke and Poole on Secular Stagnation
2015/04/22, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Where Are the Pro-Life Utilitarians?
2015/04/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (48)
What does it mean to suggest that interest rates are "artificially low"?
2015/04/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Google and the EU foreign policy
2015/04/21, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Are Centers a Mistake?
2015/04/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (22)
Substitute goods and reasoning from a price change
2015/04/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Mankiw's Textbook on Determinants of Demand Elasticity
2015/04/19, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Did the Fed cause the sub-prime boom?
2015/04/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
Substitution in Nicotine Consumption
2015/04/17, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Congress sets the goals, the Fed sets the intermediate target
2015/04/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Is Ciudadanos a hope for Spain?
2015/04/16, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Is the Fed allowed to create GDP prediction markets?
2015/04/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Did Edwin Cannan Think a 100 Percent Income Tax Rate Was Fair?
2015/04/15, David Henderson
Comments (5)
The wrong way to fix Social Security
2015/04/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
The Libertarian Target
2015/04/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (56)
There is no sticky wage puzzle
2015/04/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
Don't blame the workers
2015/04/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Everything's Amazing and I'm Happy!
2015/04/10, David Henderson
Comments (3)
The Public Choice Behind Carbon Taxes
2015/04/10, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Krugman versus the Audit Heuristic
2015/04/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Krugman's Insightful Analysis of Libertarians
2015/04/09, David Henderson
Comments (33)
Will the EU help Uber?
2015/04/09, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Kevin Carey's The End of College: Wrong But Beautiful
2015/04/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Ed Dolan on ShadowStats
2015/04/08, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Low interest rates do not call for more investment
2015/04/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
How Econ Melts Your Brain
2015/04/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (35)
Using monetary policy to prevent financial instability
2015/04/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
I Am NOT Charlie Hebdo
2015/04/07, David Henderson
Comments (30)
The Outsider Advantage
2015/04/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (22)
Basketball Team Composition and Relative Prices
2015/04/06, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The Real Teaching Moment in Brian Williams's "False Memory"
2015/04/06, David Henderson
Comments (3)
For Freedom of Association
2015/04/05, David Henderson
Comments (59)
Germany is "balanced", it's the rest of Europe (and the ECB) that are unbalanced
2015/04/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Google's Gamble
2015/04/03, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Milton Friedman argued that the Great Depression occurred despite massive QE
2015/04/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Why is House of Cards more popular than Yes Minister?
2015/04/03, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (9)
Education and Libertarian Tendencies: An International Pattern
2015/04/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (16)
Are We Stuck With the Great Society?
2015/04/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (37)
Is Larry Summers reasoning from a price change?
2015/04/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The socialism of the Incas
2015/04/01, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (14)

March 2015

I'm a Full Professor!
2015/03/31, David Henderson
Comments (42)
The Prevalence of Marxism in Academia
2015/03/31, Bryan Caplan
Comments (44)
Talking about Britain while talking about Singapore
2015/03/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
The Miracle of Compound Interest (and Dividends): A Personal Story
2015/03/30, David Henderson
Comments (14)
How to Fix Seminars
2015/03/30, Bryan Caplan
Comments (25)
Russ Roberts on Adam Smith's Rules for Living
2015/03/28, David Henderson
Comments (14)
What's new since 1982?
2015/03/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
He Had Me at Page One
2015/03/27, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Richer than Rockefeller?
2015/03/27, David Henderson
Comments (28)
Truly Notable and Quotable
2015/03/27, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Plug-and-Play People
2015/03/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (28)
This Sick Capitalism ®
2015/03/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
When Orwell Met Aumann
2015/03/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Is Stanley Fischer too complacent?
2015/03/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The Most Convincing Figure in Irrational Exuberance
2015/03/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (39)
Hard Asia, Soft Europe
2015/03/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Perfect Pedagogy
2015/03/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (33)
My Wednesday GMU Seminar: The Selfish and Social Returns to Education
2015/03/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
A Rare Disagreement with Bryan Caplan
2015/03/22, David Henderson
Comments (7)
The Boys in the Boat
2015/03/21, David Henderson
Comments (14)
My Speech at UNC Wilmington
2015/03/21, David Henderson
Comments (1)
A Partial Defense of David Friedman
2015/03/20, David Henderson
Comments (14)
The Fed: What's the minimum acceptable accountability?
2015/03/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Does Burning Your Money Make You Poor?
2015/03/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
On libertarian strategies
2015/03/19, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
Brad DeLong on the "sell by date" of Krugmanomics
2015/03/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Gerson's Confusion about Inequality
2015/03/18, David Henderson
Comments (29)
Where Is the School of the 3 R's?
2015/03/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
Me at Northwood University
2015/03/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Will the GOP once again opt for big government?
2015/03/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
The Ides of March: Gordon Tullock Strikes Again
2015/03/17, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Determinism and Motivated Reasoning
2015/03/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
What's the "sell by date" of Krugmanomics?
2015/03/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Bryan Caplan's Notes
2015/03/16, David Henderson
Comments (8)
The Open Borders Manifesto
2015/03/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
The Other Cause of Immigrant Idleness
2015/03/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
A Gap in Public Choice?
2015/03/15, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Krugman and Netanyahu
2015/03/13, David Henderson
Comments (33)
On Fringe Benefits I Blew the Equilibrium
2015/03/13, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Krugman's dangerous idea (It worked for me too!)
2015/03/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Greece and tax sadist tourism
2015/03/13, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)
Income and Irresponsibility
2015/03/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Fringe Benefits and Stagnating Wages
2015/03/12, David Henderson
Comments (14)
My Ohio Tour
2015/03/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Leveling the Playing Field for Online Education
2015/03/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
Paul Samuelson's Take on the Great Depression
2015/03/11, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Everyone needs to be accountable
2015/03/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Overselling Online Education 2.0: Comment on Carey
2015/03/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
The Henderson Misery Index
2015/03/10, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Distorted Incentives for Prosecutors
2015/03/09, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Two ways of thinking about economics
2015/03/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (33)
The Straw Man Straw Man
2015/03/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Rubio-Lee Isn't Great
2015/03/08, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Is the "inequality" issue a cover for something else?
2015/03/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The Minimum Wage Harm that Few Are Talking About
2015/03/07, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Education's Selfish and Social Returns
2015/03/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
The Case Against Education: What's Taking So Long
2015/03/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Dom Armentano
2015/03/06, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Fellow Travelers Welcome
2015/03/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Cooperate with Others, Brain Feels Fuzzy
2015/03/05, David Henderson
Comments (26)
Krugman versus Krugman on Labor versus Butter
2015/03/05, David Henderson
Comments (17)
The bizarre way economists calculate real income
2015/03/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
Can One Conduct Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Policy?
2015/03/04, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Illegal Means Illegal
2015/03/04, David Henderson
Comments (20)
Scoring Your Ukraine Predictions
2015/03/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Krugman's Priceless Economics
2015/03/03, David Henderson
Comments (36)
The last New Keynesian left alive
2015/03/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
What Happened in Ukraine
2015/03/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Who Loses from Insider Trading?
2015/03/02, David Henderson
Comments (43)
Uber reacts to the Spanish ban
2015/03/02, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
The Taboo Trade-Offs of Tracking
2015/03/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Consider the Substance
2015/03/01, David Henderson
Comments (2)
How interest rates matter, and how they don't
2015/03/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (25)
Krugman's Bait and Switch
2015/03/01, David Henderson
Comments (22)

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

myb6 [2015/05/22 06:10 PM, A consumption tax is a wealth tax]:
Floccina, I meant "there is no general investment *capital* shortage"....

myb6 [2015/05/22 06:05 PM, A consumption tax is a wealth tax]:
Floccina, -SS isn't marketable, nor is it a contract (eg gov't bonds) so I...

Malcolm Kirkpatrick [2015/05/22 05:20 PM, The Portuguese Puzzle: Decriminalization of Drugs and Drug Usage]:
Sorry. Adult arrests for possession RISE in summer. The juvenile drug marke...

Malcolm Kirkpatrick [2015/05/22 05:14 PM, The Portuguese Puzzle: Decriminalization of Drugs and Drug Usage]:
In Hawaii, juvenile arrests for drug possession and drug promotion FALL in ...

Charlie [2015/05/22 05:02 PM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
"Furthermore, I have seen people explicitly take the concept of diminishing...

Hazel Meade [2015/05/22 04:09 PM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
David: Let me put it this way: Do you really think the ego boost that a W...

Brian Donohue [2015/05/22 04:08 PM, Apple's open market purchases]:
Great post, Scott....

Bob Murphy [2015/05/22 04:01 PM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
Last thing and I need to move on with my life: If someone wants to say, "It...

Brian Holtz [2015/05/22 03:24 PM, Tyler Cowen on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
I would love to see David Friedman's points debated further. They seem pre...

Lee Whiting [2015/05/22 03:18 PM, Unlock the School Library]:
Here's an interesting case study>> A few years ago in Nashville, TN, the pu...

Pajser [2015/05/22 03:13 PM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
"The way economists use the term, "utility" is an ordinal concept, which ex...

Jim Dow [2015/05/22 03:09 PM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
I really don’t think it’s a technical issue and this goes back to the comme...

Nathan W [2015/05/22 03:09 PM, Am I Out of Date? I Don't Think So]:
Hazel, As for Tyler Cowen's comment, I disagree with your agreement. It...

Tiago [2015/05/22 03:02 PM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
@Ben Very well put. And this brings about the problem of equivocation. "yo...

Philo [2015/05/22 02:53 PM, Apple's open market purchases]:
"[T]he market for the object being sold is impacted much more strongly than...

Nathan W [2015/05/22 02:52 PM, When to Head for Your Bunker]:
Dead people don't have to deal with the fallout. Did they suffer in the hyp...

Lee Whiting [2015/05/22 01:54 PM, Unlock the School Library]:
Park City High School, Utah is proposing doing away with the library, or mo...

Alex Nicolin [2015/05/22 01:32 PM, Where Are the Pro-Life Utilitarians?]:
[Comment removed pending confirmation of email address. Email the webmaste...

David R. Henderson [2015/05/22 01:15 PM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
@Hazel, Yes, it does look like you're both arguing that it's impossible to ...

Hazel Meade [2015/05/22 12:42 PM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
Sorry, but it does seem to me that both you and Bob Murphy are actually cla...

david [2015/05/22 12:00 PM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
So did we just prove that people have cardinal utility, after all? ... mak...

Michelangelo [2015/05/22 11:52 AM, Unlock the School Library]:
For what it is worth, in the Valley most libraries are open during break ti...

Scott Sumner [2015/05/22 11:51 AM, There is no such thing as "global aggregate demand"]:
Dave, I think the problem here is one of utility. One can define AD any w...

Pierre Lemieux [2015/05/22 11:42 AM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
Ben: What if I ask your neighbor and he does not agree? Or what if a third ...

D. F. Linton [2015/05/22 11:35 AM, Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons]:
I doubt it would take a very large sheet of paper to list the full set of t...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

A consumption tax is a wealth tax [Comments (32) ]:
    Dave: Thanks Scott, I find the argument for consumption taxes compelling. To m...
    myb6: Floccina, -SS isn't marketable, nor is it a contract (eg gov't bonds) so I...
    myb6: Floccina, I meant "there is no general investment *capital* shortage"....

The Portuguese Puzzle: Decriminalization of Drugs and Drug Usage [Comments (2) ]:
    Malcolm Kirkpatrick: In Hawaii, juvenile arrests for drug possession and drug promotion FALL in ...
    Malcolm Kirkpatrick: Sorry. Adult arrests for possession RISE in summer. The juvenile drug marke...

Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons [Comments (14) ]:
    Bob Murphy: Last thing and I need to move on with my life: If someone wants to say, "It...
    Hazel Meade: David: Let me put it this way: Do you really think the ego boost that a W...
    Charlie: "Furthermore, I have seen people explicitly take the concept of diminishing...

Apple's open market purchases [Comments (2) ]:
    Philo: "[T]he market for the object being sold is impacted much more strongly than...
    Brian Donohue: Great post, Scott....

Tyler Cowen on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons [Comments (40) ]:
    David R. Henderson: @Hazel, Then why is it that other people seem to be bidding up the price of...
    Hazel Meade: This is getting really silly. If someone has a similar utility function to ...
    Brian Holtz: I would love to see David Friedman's points debated further. They seem pre...

Unlock the School Library [Comments (24) ]:
    Michelangelo: For what it is worth, in the Valley most libraries are open during break ti...
    Lee Whiting: Park City High School, Utah is proposing doing away with the library, or mo...
    Lee Whiting: Here's an interesting case study>> A few years ago in Nashville, TN, the pu...

Am I Out of Date? I Don't Think So [Comments (15) ]:
    Bob Murphy: Great discussion; I can tell from the comments that there are some informed...
    Hazel Meade: Sorry, but it does seem to me that both you and Bob Murphy are actually cla...
    Nathan W: Hazel, As for Tyler Cowen's comment, I disagree with your agreement. It...

When to Head for Your Bunker [Comments (3) ]:
    Shane L: I also think wars are underrated in their significance, not least because t...
    NZ: How is there anything "strange" about this? If people who lead nations into...
    Nathan W: Dead people don't have to deal with the fallout. Did they suffer in the hyp...

Where Are the Pro-Life Utilitarians? [Comments (48) ]:
    Brian: " I suspect that in general producing more humans right now is overall nega...
    Jonatan: I see no reason to distinguish categorically between a potential human that...
    Alex Nicolin: [Comment removed pending confirmation of email address. Email the webmaste...

There is no such thing as "global aggregate demand" [Comments (15) ]:
    Prakash: This sounds a bit like the moneyness problem at a global level. My instinct...
    Toby: Scott, Quick Question: Are you saying that AD would have no meaning in t...
    Scott Sumner: Dave, I think the problem here is one of utility. One can define AD any w...

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