Not only does your economic philosophy have a venerable past, it also enjoys a modern day revival; not only in a few Rustbelt cities, but around the English-speaking world and beyond. As current trends in oil profits, income inequality, deteriorating health and falling land values concern more and more people, expect a critical mass to eventually demand an economic reform that works. You can bring that day sooner by gathering with others at sympathetic events. You'll find some below.
When I became an active Georgist in the mid-sixties, I craved the opportunity to meet and speak with other Georgists to learn about their experiences and what I could do to support the ideals of Henry George. I found that every Georgist I met had unique and diverse ways to spread the message. Forty years later, I will have the opportunity to attend the longest and most complete meeting of Georgists ever held.
The 2007 conference will be an extraordinary once in a lifetime event with two days of serious papers by sixteen erudite people on the theme, Land, Labor and Social Justice from Two Perspectives. There will be two additional days on subjects of interest to activist Georgists and CGO members.
The conference will be held Sunday evening, July 22nd through Friday Morning, July 27th. in Scranton Pennsylvania. The sessions will be held at the University of Scranton's Brennan Hall.
For the first two days of the conference presentations are planned on Income and Wealth Distribution, The Molly Maguires, Early Days of the US Labor Movement, Point Counter Point on Two Rate Versus Whole Hog, plus three games of Georgist Jeopardy, as well as the ever popular Open Mike, Member Reports, Town Meeting, and the CGO Business Meeting. John Kelly of Peoria has agreed to be our Tuesday evening banquet speaker. There will also be a concluding banquet on Thursday evening.
The tentative cost for the entire four-day conference will be $275 including meals plus transportation and sleeping accommodations. Optional events will be a coalmine tour and a Friday morning brunch.
The final two days will be the academic portion of the conference. It will include two speakers, one Georgist and one Catholic, on each of eight topics. The Wednesday topics will be Human Nature, Immigration, Development and Wealth, and Neighborhood Revitalization. Thursday's will include Rerum Novarum, Causes of War, the Nature of Work and Natural Law. The Georgist speakers include Mason Gaffney, Josh Vincent, Bill Batt, Jim Dawsey, John Beck, Alanna Hartzok, Brendan Hennigan and Frank Peddle. Dialogue and questions will put shared and divergent viewpoints on view. The University plans to publish a book based on the presentations.
On Saturday July 21st the Henry George Foundation and the Center for the Study of Economics will meet and hold a community outreach session. Common Ground USA has scheduled a Saturday night discussion and its annual board meeting on Sunday July 22nd, and Georgist Educators will also meet to discuss course offerings and methods.
The 2007 conference will be an extraordinary once in a lifetime event, so don't miss it! Mark your calendar and make your plans today. Conference brochures will be mailed in March 2007.
To receive more information or ask questions, please contact Sue or Scott Walton, conference administrators, at 847-475-0391 or at sns at swwalton.com.
Dan Sullivan has been investigating labor history in and around Scranton, the site of the 2007 Conference of Georgist Organizations. It turns out that the modern labor movement was born (and first attacked) in coalfields, rail yards and mill towns between Scranton and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Terence Powderly, head of the Knights of Labor and Henry George's biggest labor ally, had served three terms as mayor of Scranton, elected on the Greenback-Labor Party Ticket.
The leaders of the Molly Maguires, a vigilante organization originally formed in Ireland to fight against landlords for tenants' rights but now flourishing in Pennsylvania, had advocated that coal and land should belong to the people who lived and worked in the coalfields, not to absentee overseers. Whether they were guilty of inciting violence or were framed is still a controversial topic in the coal communities. For Georgists, the most interesting discovery has been four articles by Henry George for the North American Review titled, "Labor in Pennsylvania." Now we can see George down from the theoretical clouds, giving a journalistic account of poverty and degradation in the Pennsylvania coal fields.
Dan Sullivan is hand-transcribing these articles from microfilm and posting them, titled, "Land, Labor and Social Justice from Two Perspectives." at savingcommunities.org/docs/george.henry/lip1.html. The conference, itself, will include talks on Powderly's contributions, on the Molly Maguire controversy, and on how labor conflicts in this region prepared the public to be receptive to Henry George's message.
Attention: All Council of Georgist Organizational Members and Affiliates. Please remember that all dues for the coming year are due as of December 31, 2006. Please be sure to check your listing in our on-line Georgist Directory. The CGO is not responsible for address errors, if we were not notified of them. The deadline for changes is December 31, 2006. Contact Scott and Sue Walton: Phone 847-475-0391, efax 775-248-8630, sns at swwalton.com.
If we want to reduce our dependence on oil and protect the environment, we can't afford to squander billions in taxpayer handouts to Big Oil. A recent analysis by Friends of the Earth shows that oil companies like Exxon Mobil are slated to receive more than $31.6 billion in tax breaks and taxpayer handouts over the next five years. For example, a tax deduction allowing oil and gas companies to write off taxes and fees paid to foreign governments is not only a boon for Big Oil, but also for the governments of the world's major oil-producing nations, many of which are openly hostile to the US Government. Another leakage allows companies to pay below market royalties, which will cost taxpayers at least $9.5 billion over the next five years. The good news is that new Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has stated that one of her top agenda items in the first few days after she takes control in January will be to cut the most outrageous of these tax giveaways to Big Oil. Make sense? You can sign a petition, Stop Handouts to Big Oil, at www.pennenvironment.org/PE.asp?id=1715&id4=ES.
The governor elect of Massachusetts is Deval Patrick. He is looking for ideas, no matter the source, as long as they are good ideas. He ran a true grassroots campaign and met with anyone and everyone who would meet with him. As a volunteer in his campaign, I met him about a dozen times. I spoke to him early on about Land Value Taxation, and on each occasion I handed him something about some aspect of LVT. (To read this material, please contact me.) Patrick said he had read everything as he was being driven from place to place. I have never pressed him as to his opinion of LVT. He has set up committees to help develop a program for his term of office. There is a website to receive suggestions at http:/patrickmurraytransition.org/.
Read the list of Transition Committee Working Groups. If you know anyone on these committees, write to them directly. If not, submit your thoughts at http://patrickmurraytransition.org.
A friend, Michael Wilcox, who is a member of the Transition Committee Working Group for Economic Development, asked, "Does anyone else think this is a good idea?" Let's let Michael Wilcox know that there are lots of people who think these are good ideas. Please send me and Michael Wilcox (mfw at mfw.us) copies of anything you write. Forward this request to your list of Georgist contacts and cc me.
I have also been working with the City of Pittsfield, trying to convince the mayor and councilmen to adopt LVT. The Center for the Study of Economics is currently doing a study of Pittsfield. Keep this in mind if you write to the Local Government Working Group. Time is of the essence.
The Australian, the daily national broadsheet, published an essay that won a competition conducted by a young Labor group in Australia. The writer is a political economy student at Sydney University. Extract: "Finally, there is the economic opportunity cost of all the investment going into property. Unlike investment in shares or loans to business, investments in land ownership generate no increase in productivity or output. They simply rely on population increase and general increases in societal wealth to increase demand for, and thus the price of, land. In this respect, untaxed land ownership steals income from those involved in production: in 1911 land owners received only 8% of national income with workers and entrepreneurs getting 85%. Today it is 27% and 41% respectively. Ultimately, land monopolies act as a constraint on continued economic growth as more income passes from businesses and their employees to landlords." The article also provides contact information. theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20942690-7583,00.html.
An owner cannot demolish land to save on taxes. So an increase in land tax would not affect property owners' behavior in the same way as a higher tax on buildings. Advocates of the split tax believe lower taxes on buildings would encourage renovation and new construction, because there'd be less of a penalty for doing the work. Also, there would be a greater incentive for people to replace abandoned buildings and parking lots with useful structures such as affordable housing. Looking at these advantages, some people might wonder why the city needs to have a tax on buildings at all. The reason is that if the building tax was completely eliminated and the tax on land was increased high enough, some landowners might abandon their land. Some property owners will pay higher taxes than they do now, and some will pay less. People living in the homes with big yards near Elizabeth Park might pay higher total tax bills, and the future residents of the high-rise condos planned for downtown may see much lower tax bills. Is that what city officials want?
The Charleston (WV) Gazette has started a debate – one that you may wish to join. Columnist-professor, John David, urged a "give some back" plan to enable West Virginians to enjoy more of the value of the coal being extracted from the state, citing the Alaska plan. Columnist Russell Sobel, a professor of economics, then countered that such a wealth transfer would be harmful to the poor people it was aimed at helping. In the opinion link at the Charleston Gazette there is a good rebuttal by John David. Meanwhile, Jeff Smith has had long one-on-one debates with Russell Sobel. The Gazette said when space was available, they would print my (Walt's) letter about Hong Kong being able to keep taxes low by imposing high charges for land holding. You can google the Gazette to find out how to write letters. If you write, my suggestion is that you include, in the body of what you write, something about your credentials (positions you've held, things you've written on the topic, and the like) to give credence to your opinions.
Congratulations to our own Josh Vincent, who has not one but three articles in the December 2006 issue of Budget & Tax News, which is published by the Heartland Institute of Chicago. Heartland's President, Joe Bast, is a member and supporter of both the Better Cities Committee of Illinois and of Common Ground-USA. heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=20262
While being interviewed (in Dutch), Dr Paul E. Metz, energy consultant said, "Everyone, and especially journalists and news media, these days want to hear only 'good news.' I fully understand that, but believe that we all can only decide which news is 'good' after we have studied the wide range of doomsday scenarios and listened to all news items, including the ones considered 'bad news.' To present only 'the good news' is misleading the public and damaging society."
Seppo Korpela, a professor in mechanical engineering at the State University, in Columbus, Ohio is one of my peak-oil friends. He is involved in the promotion of public transport. His mayor visited Seattle to study public transit and he is a member of a city commission for a sustainable transport study. I suggested to him that he contact you for more info on financing such public investments. He is a nice man and also very interested in "better economics."
Even as income inequality has reached near record levels in many countries, the distribution of the world's wealth — things like stocks, bonds or physical assets like land — has become even more narrowly concentrated than income, according to a new report by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University. In 2000, the top 1% of the world's population — some 37 million adults with a net worth of at least $515,000 — accounted for about 40% of the world's total net worth. The bottom half of the population owned merely 1.1% of the globe's wealth. The net worth of the world's typical person — whose wealth was above that of half the world's population and below that of the other half — was under $2,200.
"Developed countries have pulled ahead of the rest of the world," said Edward N. Wolff, a professor of economics at New York University who is a co-author of the new study. "With the notable exception of China and India, the third world has drifted behind." Moreover, poorer nations face many obstacles to amassing wealth, including sketchy property rights and land tenure systems, and underdeveloped financial markets. Rich countries have developed financial products like 401(k) defined-contribution pension accounts, which spur wealth accumulation.
The U.S. accounted for 4.7% of the world's population but 32.6% of the world's wealth. Nearly 4 out of every 10 people in the wealthiest 1% of the global population were American. The average American had a net worth of nearly $144,000, losing only to the average Japanese, who had $180,000, at market exchange rates; the average person in Luxembourg, who had $183,000; and the average Swiss, who had $171,000. By contrast, in 2000 the average Chinese had a net worth of roughly $2,600, at the official exchange rate. China, home to more than a fifth of the world's population, had only 2.6% of the world's wealth. And India, with 16.8% of the world's people, accounted for only 0.9% of the world's wealth.
Among Americans, wealth is distributed about as unequally as it is around the globe. The new study cited data from the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances, which found that the richest 1% of Americans held 32% of the nation's wealth in 2001. (This excludes the billionaires in the Forbes list who control roughly another 2% of the nation's wealth.) This tops the inequity in every country but Switzerland, among the 20 nations that measure these wealth disparities and are cited in the report. And it vastly outstrips the inequality in the distribution of income.
A recent study by Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley, and Thomas Piketty of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, found that in 2004 the top 1% of Americans earned a higher share of the nation's income than at any time since the 1920s. Still, that share was only 16%.
What did one organ for capitalists have to say? "The three richest people in the world have more money than the poorest 48 nations combined. The fastest growing population of wealthy people is in China. Look out when they transition from saving to spending. It's going to change the composition of the world economy dramatically, and it may just help prevent the world from becoming more of an aristocracy than it already is." – Thomas Kostigen, MarketWatch, Dec 12, 2006
Ed: Income could swell from rent dividends, while taxes – even good ones – are still an expense and can help close the income gap only indirectly.
The Human Development Report 2006 gave the latest rankings of countries by life expectancy (hdr.undp.org/hdr2006). In first place at 82.2 years is Japan. Second 81.8 is Hong Kong, which recovers more rent than perhaps any other jurisdiction. In fifth at 80.5 is Australia. In seventh at 80.2 is Canada. Most of the top 20 countries are in Europe. The UK at 78.5 came in 23rd. The top country from the developing world is Costa Rica, in 25th place at 78.3. It has the widest distribution of land in Central America, perhaps in all of Latin America. In 29th place at 77.6 is Cuba. None of the former communist countries are any longer in the top 30, since losing their social networks and undergoing "shock therapy." In 30th place at 77.5 is the US.
To get a sense of the magnitude of the difference between the US and Japan, consider that if we were to eradicate the leading cause of death in this country, heart disease, and keep the other disease death rates the same, we would only gain about 3.2 years and still be behind the leader. When I went to medical school in 1970, the US was about 12th; when I went to public health school in 1992, we were about 20th; and last year, 29th. I have no idea how much further we will descend. It just means that we all die much younger than we should.
Conversely, the US incarcerates more people per 100,000 (738) than any other nation on the planet, comfortably ahead of second-place Russia at 611. Cuba came in sixth with 487. The US was the only developed nation in the top (or bottom?) 30. Measured by number of people behind bars, the US is again tops at 2.2 million, distantly followed by China at 1.5 million (www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/rel/icps/home.html). Going by the old Declaration of Independence, if longevity represents pursuit of life and incarceration represents pursuit of liberty, let's hope that the $457.4 billion Americans spent on holiday shopping represents pursuit of happiness, so we can have achieved at least one of our three founding goals.
In central Copenhagen, Denmark, about 1,000 protesters against the closure of a youth centre set up blazing barricades and threw cobblestones and bottles. Police, who arrested some 300 demonstrators, used tear gas to try to break up the protests, and compared the scene on the streets to that of a "war zone." It had been many years since they had last used tear gas in the streets. The protesters were angry about orders for young squatters to leave a building occupied since 1982. Earlier the group had held a peaceful demonstration to try to convince the city council to stop the eviction of the building's occupants.
Ed: Whether by groups or individuals, humans feel a strong attachment to home or their home base. Many more buildings and sites would be available were site rent recovered and shared. Denmark, which has a history of taxing land values, could resolve this situation with a heavier dose of what worked well before.
Americans are open to tax increases and benefit cuts to preserve Social Security and Medicare, but they don't trust the government to spend their money wisely. The findings are from public policy groups, both left- and right-leaning think tanks, the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, and by Public Agenda and Viewpoint Learning, two liberal groups. All favor deficit reduction and have spent the past year working to educate the public and seek feedback about the nation's fiscal condition. The mistrust of government has gotten worse in recent years. On Medicare, most participants sided with Democrats' desire to have the government negotiate drug prices with manufacturers. On Social Security, a more narrow majority sided with President Bush in his effort to make individual accounts part of the government retirement program.
Ed: Canadian provinces have done pretty well at negotiating with drug companies because of the clout of provincial health care plans. And very few people would benefit by managing their own retirement programs. Yet to curb the pork inherent in spending OPM (Other People's Money), might citizens consider shifting some discretionary spending from politicians and bureaucrats to the citizenry themselves, by receiving a rent dividend rather than more subsidized services?
More homebuyers fell behind in mortgage payments in the third quarter, with the delinquency rate rising to 4.67% from 4.39% in the Q2. A year ago, 4.44% of mortgage holders were 90 days or more past due on their loans. The foreclosure rate also inched higher in Q3, with 1.05% of mortgages in the foreclosure process vs. 0.99% in the second quarter. While delinquency rates on all types of loans rose in the third quarter, it was the subprime category (loans made to less creditworthy borrowers) that shot up the most to 12.56% from 10.76% a year ago. Although labor markets remained strong, the pace of job growth slowed in the quarter. The labor market is the most critical indicator for mortgage lenders because job loss is the biggest predictor of delinquency and foreclosure. Interest rates, which had fallen for the past six weeks, were also nearly a half a percentage point higher in the third quarter. Some increase in delinquencies and foreclosures was expected following two years in which those figures have remained historically low. Next year, at least $1.2 trillion in adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) will reset to higher rates.
Most of the subsidies and other program-tweaking designed to broaden housing affordability create, at best, a short "window of increased affordability" before the window is closed by higher land prices. Just as existing tax breaks for home buyers translate into high land prices and lender profits, so may this latest one. "Legislation making mortgage insurance premiums tax deductible for some borrowers has passed Congress and is expected to be signed into law by President Bush," reported the San Jose Mercury News. Codified in the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, the tax break "would mark a big change for homeowners," the article said. Traditionally, borrowers putting less than 20 percent down on a home have had to purchase mortgage insurance. Currently, only the interest paid on mortgages is tax deductible. Under the new law, home buyers with adjusted gross incomes of up to $100,000 could write off all premium costs, which typically amount to about half of 1 percent of the loan amount. Home buyers earning between $100,000 and $110,000 could deduct a portion of the costs. Supporters say the law will help spread homeownership benefits more evenly to low- and moderate-income buyers, who are most likely to need mortgage insurance." All things being equal, the increase in the number of households who will be added to the potential homebuying market will push up land prices. By how much? Probably not much. My former industry has already stretched the limits of who can obtain financing well beyond what is prudent.
Although a handful are predicting the economy will slide into a housing-led recession next year, the majority anticipate the economy will continue to grow, albeit at the slowest pace in at least four years. In a poll of 21 prominent economists conducted by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the respondents expected economic growth of a median 2.5% in 2007, down from 3.3% in 2006. The housing market influences consumers in a number of ways, including acting as a job engine in construction, real estate and other industries. Its equity also acts as a catalyst for consumer spending, which accounts for 70% of US economic activity.
After waiting for nearly one year since leaving the Office of the Philadelphia Controllor, Jonathan Saidel, advocate of LVT and candidate for mayor, has dropped out after only two weeks of official campaigning with some months left before the May 2007 primary election. In Philadelphia there is the reality of a racially divided electorate ... minorities running against themselves before the decision about who's going to duke it out in Nov 2007 after the May primary. Congressman and Democratic Party boss, Bob Brady, has declared his intention to run for Philadelphia mayor and would have had the party faithfuls' support among white Democrats.
I recently discovered that in 1930, CBS radio aired the "Henry George [Cigars] Program". The theme for this program, written by one Phil Cook, was "Smoke Your Troubles Away (The Henry George Theme Song)." You must have powerful name recognition to have both a cigar and a show named after you. Imagine a Ralph Nader tea!
Richard Biddle: At a later date in the "Henry George [Cigars] Program", Henry George devolved into two bellhop types – Henry and George – sort of like the "Call for Phillip Morris" bellhop theme all of us "youngsters" are somewhat familiar with thanks to the tube, Madison Ave, and the FCC for giving our public airways away.
I really appreciate The Georgist News, but maybe you should first routinely report whether some taxing authority has adopted a heavy land tax, the real tidings. If none has, give that score at the outset, before moving on to all the good comments and other events, and calling them the good news. Otherwise you make the land tax movement sound like a religious movement whose only object is to cultivate right thinking because salvation comes in the afterlife.
Ed: None of the mainstream green groups that send me newsletters, for example, the Sierra Club, meet that standard, yet they still get dozens of bills passed. Plus, some place, Fiji perhaps, could pass a heavy land tax without telling me; then, to say nothing had happened would be in error.
Thank you for the GN. Unfortunately, your compression of my "letter to the editor" should have stated: "The total of market prices of Danish land (de-capitalised by the market interest) indicates the residual amount that the Danish landowners are able to collect annually; it is less than 3% of the Gross Domestic Product.
Well done on the GN. It's always chock full of useful info. I enjoy it, and its arrival energises me. I'm replying to the following request: "Does anyone know the whereabouts of an available copy of Tale of 5 Cities?" Believe it or not, sitting in far away Hobart, Tasmania, I have two copies of that video. I hope you can source a copy closer to (your) home, but if not, I could make a copy available, I reckon. Keep up the good work.
I picked it up and read the chapters in The Confessions Of A Reformer, by Frederic C. Howe, on Tom Johnson and Mark Hanna. See www.cooperativeindividualism.org/howe_confessions_02.html for an abridged version of Chapter 14 and 15, as well as the rest of the book. Ed Dodson recommends the book as a must read. Together these chapters stand as an extremely important illuminating beacon in helping to penetrate an understanding of the predatory nature and psychology of (Bush's brain) Karl Rove, whose self-named mentor was McKinley-King-maker, Mark Hanna (1837-1904). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hanna.
The following report was referenced in an article in the Wall Street Journal on Oct 11, 2006. The gist is that moving to an area with lower housing costs often doesn't pay for working families because transportation costs eat up the difference. The report can be found at www.nhc.org/pdf/pub_heavy_load_10_06.pdf.
Stewart Goldwater: I went to NPR.org and could find neither hide nor hair of Bill Gentes' essay, nor even the two subject categories mentioned: "social justice" and "nature." Has this been checked?
Bill Gentes: To find my essay, go to the NPR site, then click on the "This I Believe" section in the lower right of the web page. At the bottom of the "This I Believe" page, click on "Search Essay Data Base." If you use my last name, it should come up in two different sections.
SG: A more direct route is via http://thisibelieve.org/.
Green Budget Germany and the University of Regensburg, organisers of the Eighth Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, hereby issue a call for papers for the conference Innovation, Technology and Employment: Impacts of Environmental Fiscal Reforms and Other Market-Based Instruments to take place from 18-20 October in Munich, Germany. The objective of the conference is to examine the positive effects of Environmental Fiscal Reform (EFR) on innovation, technology and employment, as well as on the environment. Analysis of this issue has been divided into four sub-topics: Travel and Transport; Buildings and Households; Energy; and Employment. Priority will be given to submissions relevant to these areas. Papers should try to address one or more of these areas as appropriate, and within this framework, may focus on economic, legal, environmental/energy (technical) or political/sociological issues.
In addition, there will be a workshop series running parallel to the conference sessions, analyzing these sub-topics from the point of view of NGOs. We anticipate these workshops focusing on political and implementation issues, such as: the problem of the lack of political will; ways of communicating the benefits of EFR; institutional constraints on implementing EFR; and international issues. NGOs and others interested in participating in these workshops should contact Green Budget Germany.
All abstracts should be e-mailed to Green Budget Germany at foes.de by 01.03.2007 and should be drafted in the following way:
Imagine a society in which most farms, banks, industries and services are run as cooperatives owned by the workers. There is self-sufficiency in food, medicines, clothing, housing, and local transport. The environment is protected and restored; all agriculture is organic; garbage is recycled; and renewable energy is used. Universal spirituality is valued, not religious dogmas or conflicts. Can you explain how we might have gotten there? How living in such a society would affect us? What dangers the society might face? Write a short story describing a future based PROUT: Progressive Utilization Theory (www.prout.org). The Prout Research Institute of Venezuela is hosting the competition. Stories may not exceed 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished. Entrants may be located anywhere on the planet, but each person may submit only one story written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. There is no entrance fee. The stories will be judged on whether the future society portrayed correctly represents Prout, as well as on good writing and originality. 1st prize: US$500; 2nd prize: US$300; 3rd prize: US$200; five 4th prizes: US$100 each. Deadline: 2007 March 31 midnight, Venezuelan time. Winners will be announced May 15, 2007. All stories must be sent by email to short story at prout.org.
Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws.
- Oscar Wilde
Better an impossible task of splendid proportions than a sure but piddling
one of no consequence.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce in his Magical Child Matures
Contributing to this issue:
Stephen Bezruchka, Richard Biddle, Ed Dodson, Leo Foley, Bill Gentes, Stewart Goldwater, Ted Gwartney, Al Hartheimer, Alanna Hartzok, Tony Healy, Gilbert Herman, Ole Lefman, M. Lehmann, Paul Metz, Mark Monson, Baba Namaskar, Walt Rybeck, Dan Sullivan, and Josh Vincent.
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