Macroeconomics in a Global Economy

Spring 2020

ECO 212-W65 

Syllabus ~/~ Schedule ~/~ Lessons ~/~ Video Notes
Mac Web App ~/~ Textbook Website 20th / 19th ~/~ Online Lectures ~/~ Blackboard

Welcome to ECO 212 ONLINE! - Macroeconomics





OFFICIAL: "Covers economic problems faced by our society. Examination of resource allocation, national income and economic development, from a macroeconomic approach. IAI S3 901"

Almost every day we hear news reports of economic problems and successes from around the world. All over the world, countries are undertaking economic reforms (often called GLOBALIZATION or STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT POLICIES) that their leaders believe will provide their citizens with lower unemployment and higher living standards.

This course will cover the area of economics commonly defined as macroeconomics. The main goal of macroeconomics is to gain a better understanding of the causes of, and remedies for, UNEMPLOYMENT and INFLATION, as well as the factors that affect ECONOMIC GROWTH (unemployment, inflation, and economic growth).

We will study these macroeconomic issues in an international context to try to understand the economic reforms many countries are undertaking.

This course is an ONLINE class. Students will read and study the assignments, watch the online videos, do online assignments, and take exams either at home using Lockdown Browser (Respondus Monitor) - see below - or at the Harper Testing Center (room A-148).

NOTE: students do not need to be at Harper or online at any particular time.

For more information see: The 5Es of Economics


This course requires students to have basic skills in mathematics, including the use of graphs. If your math skills are weak you should consider building them before taking this course. There is a Math Quiz on our Blackboard website in the FOR PRACTICE section. Please take it as soon as possible and if you score poorly, 15 or less correct out of 20, then you should consider withdrawing from ECO 212 and take it later. If you are required to take MTH 065, or MTH 080 and have not yet done so, do not take this economics course.


This class will utilize the Blackboard website to access class material, and post class related announcements. Students should logon to Blackboard and check the class site for announcements.


Blackboard Instructions:

All students must log-in to our Blackboard website, study the syllabus, and take the required 5-point, online, "Orientation Quiz" . The orientation quiz may be taken as many times as necessary and only the highest score will be counted.

  • Always use the latest Google Chrome or Firefox browser when using Blackboard. For more information click HERE.
  • Go to
  • Follow the instructions to "log-in". (If you need help see the Student Service Desk link below the Login button.).
  • You should see your course Blackboard site in the "My Courses" box. If you do not please e-mail the instructor: 



I will be sending you emails several times throughout the semester. You must check your Harper G-Mail account periodically. Most students have their Harper e-mail automatically forwarded to their regular e-mail account (see below) so they only have one account to check. Whatever you do, CHECK YOUR HARPER EMAIL!

Some of the emails that I will send can also be found on our Blackboard class site. See the FOR STUDYING section on the menu bar and click on UNIT EMAILS.

Option to Forward Mail from your Harper E-mail Account

You should always use your Harper email account when e-mailing your instructor. All e-mails from Harper will be sent to your Harper e-mail account. If you do not check your Harper e-mail account often you should have your Harper email forwarded to an e-mail account that you do check. You can find instructions on how to forward e-mail from your Harper account to one you check frequently by logging in to the Harper Student Portal and clicking on the "My Harper E-Mail" tab. Algain, al correspondence in this class will be sent to your Harper e-mail account.

When e-mailing your instructor always put "ECO 212", your section number, and a message in the subject line. Please use proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.


There is an ONLINE ORIENTATION QUIZ for this course. The orientation quiz is worth 5 points and you can take it as many times as is necessary. Only the highest score will be included in the gradebook. The orientation quiz will cover information found in the course syllabus and on the course Blackboard site.

For your online orientation: read this syllabus, review the course Blackboard site, and take the ORIENTATION QUIZ on Blackboard.

For your online orientation: (1) read this syllabus, (2) review the course Blackboard site, and (3) take the ORIENTATION QUIZ on Blackboard



The entire course is divided into 25 lessons. Some chapters are divided into a few lessons (like chapter 3: lessons 3a, 3b, 3c) and other chapters have only one lesson (like chapter 8: lesson 8a).

On the Blackboard LESSONS link or on the MAC WEB APP you will find the following for each lesson. This is where you must begin your studying and review what you have studied.

More information on the Reading Assignments and the Online Video Lectures:


"FOR PRACTICE" Exercises

To do well you need to practice doing problems. Many are available to you but where should you begin?

I recommend that you begin with:

Then, do other exercises that can be found on Blackboard in the "FOR PRACTICE" section of the menu:





TEXTBOOK: Macroeconomic by Campbell R. McConnell, Brue, and Flynn, 20th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015 (less than $30 used)
Just the textbook. No textbook access codes. No "Connect". NOTE: be sure to get the 20th edition.
NOTE: We will be using the 20th edition even though there is a 21st edition available. (You may use the 19th edition.)

  • ISBN 20th edition : 9780077660772; ISBN 19th edition: 9780077337728
  • CHEAP Used textbooks can be bought online for less than $30. Search "9780077660772" or go to for a list of online sources
  • Textbooks can also be bought or rented at the Harper College Bookstore (L building) or online at:




VIDEO LECTURES: Tomlinson Videos on ThinkWell ($50)

BUYING the Tomlinson Videos on ThinkWell

  • Go to:
  • Click on "REGISTRATION"
  • Type in "Harper College" in the search box and you will get "Harper College - Economics - 2019-2020 School Year "
  • Click on "REGISTER"
  • Then click on "CHECKOUT" to purchase. The price is $50 (one-year access, used in Mr. Healy's microeconomics and macroeconomics classes)
  • Follow the instructions to register and purchase.
  • Next time you go to you must sign in using your username and password.

USING the Tomlinson Videos on Thinkwell:

  • VIDEO LOGIN is a link to sign into the Tomlinson video lectures that you must purchase online. Assigned video lectures are listed on the LESSONS page or the MacWebApp with a numbering system that looks like: 1.1.1, 1.1-2, 2.1.1, etc.
  • Once you log in to the Thinkwell class site click on the "Chapter Checklist" link for a list of the videos by their number.
  • Note that each video can be watched FULL SCREEN.
  • Also, for each video you will have access to a "Thinkwell Excercise" of from six to fifteen multiple choice review questions, as well as Video Transcripts. The exercises are quite useful.

Finally, you will want to have the VIDEO NOTES handy when you are watching the videos



The Yellow Pages are packets of worksheets. They are called "Yellow Pages" because in my face-to-face classes they are printed on yellow paper. You will not get points for doing them, but you will find them very useful while you prepare for the quizzes and exams.

The Yellow Pages available on our Blackboard site. The ANSWERS to all Yellow Pages can also be found on our Blackboard site.




The MacWebApp has all of the information found on our LESSONS page.

How to put an icon to the app on the homescreen of your mobile device:

  • On your cell phone or tablet open the web browser (Safari, Chrome, FireFox, etc.) and search for "macwebapp", or to the MacWebApp home page (
  • Android: Launch Chrome for Android and open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen. Tap the menu button and tap Add to homescreen. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.
  • iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch: Launch the Safari browser on Apple’s iOS and navigate to the website or web page you want to add to your home screen. Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar — that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. It’s on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Tap the Add to Home Screen icon in the Share menu.

The app is not designed to replace your textbook, computer, or paper and pencil. To learn the class material you will have to read the textbook, watch the Tomlinson video lectures, and DO PROBLEMS. When doing problems you will need to use pencil and paper.

The app is designed to allow you to to do a quick review after you have studied the material.

The app is organized according our twenty-five lessons. For each lesson you will usually find a quick introduction, an interesting topic, the reading and video assignments, Key Term Flashcards, a quick review quiz, key graphs, and YouTube review videos.

Be sure to put an icon to the app on your mobile devices !!!


The final grade for the class will be awarded according to the following point system. Changes may be made to this grading policy. All changes will be posted on the class Blackboard page and an email will be sent to all students.




1 orientation quiz

5 points, must be taken online at:

5 points

15 Required Activities

2 points each. The Required Activities are online (Blackboard) chapter review quizzes of about 20 questions - usually multiple choice. They can be retaken as many times as you wish and only the highest score will be included in the final grade.

30 points

5 online quizzes

10 multiple choice questions, 1/2 point each

25 points

Comprehensive Unit Exams

Unit 1: 40 points
Unit 2: 45 points
Unit 3: 50 points

135 points

Comprehensive Final Exam

80 multiple choice questions, COMPREHENSIVE

80 points




EXTRA CREDIT: Each of the three unit exams will also have an extra credit essay question worth 3 points. For more information see the EXTRACREDIT link on Blackboard.

LETTER GRADES will be awarded as follows: 90%=A, 80%=B, 70%=C, 60%=D, below 60%=F


There is an ONLINE ORIENTATION for this course. There is an extensive course syllabus and an orientation quiz which must be competed on Blackboard during the first week of the semester. The orientation quiz is worth 5 points and you can take it as many times as is necessary. Only the highest score will be included in the gradebook. The orientation quiz will cover information found in the course syllabus and on the course Blackboard site.

If you have any questions please post them on the Blackboard Discussion Board so that all students can read the question and reply, or email me.

For your online orientation: read this syllabus, review the course Blackboard site, and take the ORIENTATION QUIZ on Blackboard.


For each chapter you will need to complete the online "Required Activity" (Note: there are two each for chapter 1 ). These can be found on Blackboard under the "REQUIRED ACTIVITIES" link. The required activities are worth two points each. You can do them as many times as you wish and only the highest score will be recorded. Most Required Activities are twenty multiple choice questions. Every time you open a Required Activity, even if you do not answer a single question, you must click on the SUBMIT button before you close the page.

Click on SUBMIT EVERY TIME, even if you haven't finished all of the questions.


The five quizzes are online at our Blackboard site and they will be taken at home via the internet using your normal browser (Chrome or Firefox). They consist of 10 multiple choice questions each and will be worth 5 points per quiz. They can be attempted ONLY ONCE (i.e. you must finish the 10 questions the first time you access them), but there is no time limit.

STUDY: Before you take a quiz: (1) read the chapter reading assignments and take notes, (2) watch the VIDEO LECTURES and study the VIDEO NOTES, (3) do the YELLOW PAGES, and check your ANSWERS, (4) check the chapter "Outcomes - What you should learn" on our LESSONS page or MACWEBAPP, (5) do the Required Activities, (6) see the REVIEW QUIZZES link on Blackboard, and (7) do as many of the "FOR PRACTICE" exercises as needed to learn the material.


There will be three unit exams and one final exam. All exams are comprehensive.
  • The unit 1 exam will consist of 40 multiple choice questions and a three point extra credit essay question.
  • The exam for unit 2 will have 45 multiple choice questions (40 from unit 2 and 5 from unit 1) and a three point extra credit question.
  • The exam for unit 3 will have 50 multiple choice questions (40 from unit 3 and 5 each from units 1 and 2) and a three point extra credit essay question.
  • The comprehensive final exam is 80 multiple choice questions with NO extra credit. It will cover all units, 1 through 3.

The exams are NOT open book, NOT open notes, and you can NOT bring in a sheet of notes or formulas. You can use only a basic, simple calculator and two pieces of blank scratch paper.

Exams may be taken at home using Respodus Lockdown Browser software with a webcam, or at the Harper Assessment Center.

Taking Exams at Home Using Respondus Lockdown Browser with a Webcam
You have the option to take the exams at home using LockDown Browser software and a webcam for online exams. The webcam can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. Watch this short video to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser and the webcam feature. A student Quick Start Guide (PDF) is also available.

Then download and install LockDown Browser from this link:


  • You will need to download and install LockDown Browser and use a webcam.
  • You will have to close all programs on your computer
  • Then you will OPEN LockDown Browser and access Blackboard through this program to take the exam. (NOT Chrome, NOT Firefox, NOT Internet Explorer, but Lockdown Brower will be used to open Blackboard.)

To ensure LockDown Browser and the webcam are set up properly, do the following:

  • Start LockDown Browser, log into Blackboard, and select this course.
  • Locate and select the Help Center button on the LockDown Browser toolbar.
  • Run the Webcam Check and, if necessary, resolve any issues.
  • Run the System & Network Check. If a problem is indicated, see if a solution is provided in the Knowledge Base. Troubleshooting information can also be emailed to our institution's help desk.
  • Exit the Help Center and locate the practice quiz named "Lockdown Browser Practice Quiz" found in the "EXAMS" section on our Blackboard site.
  • Upon completing and submitting the practice quiz, exit LockDown Browser.

When taking an online exam that requires LockDown Browser and a webcam, remember the following guidelines:

  • Ensure you're in a location where you won't be interrupted
  • Turn off all other devices (e.g. tablets, phones, second computers)
  • Clear your desk of all external materials not permitted — books, papers, other devices, except for a pen or pencil, simple calculator, and two pieces of blank scratch paper
  • Remain at your computer for the duration of the test
  • If the computer or networking environment is different than what was tested above, repeat the Webcam and System checks prior to starting the test

To produce a good webcam video, do the following:

  • Avoid wearing baseball caps or hats with brims
  • Ensure your computer or tablet is on a firm surface (a desk or table) — not on your lap, a bed, or other surface that might move
  • If using a built-in webcam, avoid tilting the screen after the webcam setup is complete
  • Take the exam in a well-lit room and avoid backlighting, such as sitting with your back to a window

Remember that LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted.

Academic honesty is very important in this class, especially since students may take the exams at home.

Treat the exam as though you were coming to a physical location for a proctored test. Students should dress and act appropriately, with the expectation that the videos will be viewed by their instructor. Students should not use cell phones or other electronic devices, other than a single-function calculator and two pieces of blank scratch paper. If the webcam photo and environment check do not appear clear, please stop the exam and contact your instructor. Use of prohibited devices and/or tampering with the webcam will be grounds for dismissal (student will receive a zero on the exam and/or failure from the course.)

See Harper College’s Academic Honesty Policy


The three unit exams and the final exam can also be taken on the Harper campus in the Assessment Center, Student and Administration Center, room A-148, phone 847-925-6541 [see: Assessment Center hours]. To take the exams you simply go to the testing center with a picture ID and ask for the appropriate exam for ECO 212.

You will take the exam through our Blackboard site. You will need to log in to our Blackboard site to take the exams on-campus.

WHAT YOU NEED: When going to the Testing Center be prepared to give the staff the following information:

  • Picture ID
  • Course number: ECO 212
  • Instructor name: Mark Healy
  • Test number
  • Whether the test is the first attempt or a retake
  • Be prepared to log on to our Blackboard site
  • A basic, simple calculator (or borrow one from the testing center staff)
  • two pieces of blank scratch paper (must be turned in to the testing center staff after the exam)

Exam Extra Credit Questions

After each of the three unit exams (including the retake exams) will be a three point extra credit short answer question. For descriptions of these three questions see the EXTRA CREDIT link on Blackboard in the FOR POINTS section of the menu.

To access the extra credit short answer question:

  • Finish the multiple choice questions and click on the SUBMIT button
  • Close the Lockdown Browser,
  • Open a web browser, Google Chrome is recommended, and open Blackboard
  • Then click on the "EXAMS" link on the Blackboard menu and there will be a link for "Exam Extra Credit".
  • Click on that link, type your answer in the space provided, and click SUBMIT.

After the extra credit is graded you can see your answer and the correct answer by clicking on your SCORE in the Blackboard gradebook: MY GRADES. Be sure to check the correct answer before taking an exam retake. Note: the retake exams (see below) will have a similar, but different, question.

Comprehensive Retake Exams

One optional "retake" exam (same chapters, different questions) is available for each of the three unit exams. There is no retake exam for the final. If you take a retake, only the higher score will be included in your total score. Retake exams also have an extra credit essay question.

Please do not take the retake on the same day that you took the exam. If you need to retake an exam then you need to study more first. Retake exams can be taken at any time during the semester, but please try to have them done before final exams week. Also, check your extra credit answer (see above) before taking the retake.

Before you take a retake exam: (1) read the chapter reading assignments and take notes, (2) watch the VIDEO LECTURES and study the VIDEO NOTES, (3) do the YELLOW PAGES and check your ANSWERS, (4) check the LESSONS page or MACWEBAPP, (5) do the Required Activities, (6) see the REVIEW QUIZZES link on Blackboard, and (7) do as many of the "FOR PRACTICE" exercises as needed to learn the material.

Exam Make-Up Policy / Exam Schedule

Students should take the exams according to the class "SCHEDULE"", but they can be taken early or late (without penalty). NOTE: Students who get behind often do poorly. Try to stay on schedule, or better yet, get ahead. No exam, quiz, or any other assignment can be taken after the final exam date. 

Preparing for the Exams

Exams should be taken on, or before, the day listed on the "SCHEDULE" link on Blackboard, but they may be taken later without penalty. Try to stay on schedule, or better yet, get ahead.

Exams 1, 2, and 3 consist of multiple choice questions (each worth one point) and an extra credit essay (worth three points). After you SUBMIT your answers to the multiple choice questions the extra credit essay link will appear under the Blackboard "EXAMS" link. The Blackboard link "EXTRA CREDIT" will give you more information on the extra credit questions.

STUDY: Before you take an exam:

  • read the chapter reading assignments on our LESSONS page or MACWEBAPP and take notes,
  • watch the VIDEO LECTURES and study the VIDEO NOTES,
  • do the YELLOW PAGES and check your ANSWERS,
  • check the lesson "Outcomes - What you should learn", "Key Term Flashcards", and other information on our LESSONS page or MACWEBAPP.
  • do the Required Activities,
  • do as many problems as needed to learn the material. For problems see the following on Blackboard
    • PRE-QUIZZES (Pre-Quizzes are used in my on-campus classes. I offer them to my online students for PRACTICE ONLY -- NO POINTS.)
    • CLICKER QUIZZES (Clicker Quizzes are used in my on-campus classes. I offer them to my online students for PRACTICE ONLY -- NO POINTS.)


Unit 1 = 4 weeks
Unit 2 = 4 weeks
Unit 3 = 4 weeks
Final = 1 Week

- Orientation Quiz: before Saturday, 2/22

- Unit 1 Exam: on, or before, Saturday, 3/7

Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 20
Required Activities,
Quizzes 1, 2, and 3
Exam 1

- Unit 2 Exam: on, or before, Saturday, 4/11

Chapters 6 and 12, 9, 7, 8, and 22W
Required Activities,
Quiz 4
Exam 2

- Last day to withdraw from the course: Monday, 4/27

- Unit 3 Exam: on, or before, Saturday, 5/9

Chapters 14, 15, 16, 10, and 13
Required Activities,
Quiz 5
Exam 3

- Final Exam

The Comprehensive Final Exam must by completed on, or before, Saturday, 5/16



IMPORTANT: We may not read the whole chapter or a "chapter" may include pages from other chapters, so always check the
LESSONS page or MACWEBAPP before reading.



1a - Introduction to the Course
1b - What is Economics and the 5Es
1c - Making Choices: Production Possibilities (PPC) and Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA)
2a - Economic Systems and Globalization
2b - Role of Government and Government Finance
3a - Demand
3b - Supply
3c - Market Equilibrium and Efficiency
20a -Why We Trade: Comparative Advantage
20b - International Trade and Foreign Exchange Markets


12a - AD/AS Model: AD Graph and Determinants
12b - AS and Equilibrium: UE, IN, and EG
12c - Stabilization Policies and AS/AD in the Long Run
9a - Unemployment (UE)
9b - Inflation (IN)
7a - Measuring the Economy: GDP
8a - Economic Growth (EG)
22Wa - Economic Growth in the LDCs


14a - Money, the Money Market, and the Fed
15a - How Banks Create Money
16a - Monetary Policy (MP)
16b - Other Monetary Policy Issues
10a - The Spending Multiplier
13a - Fiscal Policy
13b - Other FP Issues and Government Debt
NOTE: This outline may be changed.
All changes will be posted on the Blackboard announcements, announced in class, and sent via e-mail.


The student should:

  1. understand the basic functions and operations of a capitalist economic system (review of microeconomics.) (I-A-H)
  2. understand basic economic measurements. (II-A)
  3. understand basic Keynesian theory. (II-B)
  4. use AD/AS tools to investigate macro effects. (II-B)
  5. explain the effects of fiscal policy. (II-C)
  6. familiar with the origin and functions of money and banks. (III-A)
  7. understand money creation by the banking system. (III-B)
  8. know the functions and powers of the Federal Reserve System and the basics of monetary policy. (III-C)
  9. understand the equation of exchange and the monetarist approach to policy. (III-D)
  10. be familiar with alternative theories. (IV)
  11. understand the basics of growth, in particular: capital formation (human and physical), technology, and political/social institutions. (V)
  12. understand the principle of comparative advantage. (III-A)
  13. understand the issue of free trade vs. protectionism. (III-B)
  14. understand the factors determining exchange rates. (III-C)



A few textbooks have been placed on reserve in the library in case you leave yours at Grandma's house. Some can be checked out from the circulation desk for two days at a time and one is for in-library use only.


This is a difficult course! There is an old rule of thumb concerning studying for college courses: on average during a regular 16 week semester, students should attend class 3 hours a week and they should study outside of class TWO hours for every ONE hour of class. Therefore for a regular semester 16-week three-credit-hour online class this means that you should plan for NINE hours a week (three hours of "class" PLUS 2 x 3 hours of studying). This is an average, which means some courses require more study time and some less. You may find that economics requires MORE.

For class sections of fewer than 16 weeks you will need to also study more hours each week. The 12-week -W65 section should study about 14 hours per week!

The following suggestions should help you learn economics:

  1. READ THE BOOK! Read the assigned reading in the textbook and online. Passive reading of the textbook is not very helpful. Take notes. Read with a pen in your hand and a notebook on which to list, repeat, copy, calculate, etc. ALSO, pay close attention to the TABLES and GRAPHS. THEY ARE IMPORTANT. NOTE: we may not read all pages of a chapter or a "Chapter" may incluyde pages from other places in the textbook. Always see the LESSONS link or MACWEBAPP. before reading.
  2. WATCH THE VIDEO LECTURES! Watch the assigned online videos. This is like attending class for a face-to-face course. "VIDEO NOTES" from your instructor are available on our Blackboard site. Students have said that they are helpful. Also, do the review quizzes (THINKWELL EXERCISES) that are available for most of the Tomlinson Videos on Thinkwell. Once you log in to the Thinkwell class site click on the "Chapter Checklist" link for a list of the videos by their number. You will find the numbers of the assigned videos on our LESSONS link or MACWEBAPP..
  3. DO PROBLEMS. If you don't do the problems you will do poorly on the quizzes and exams. Many are available on our Blackboard site.
    • Begin with the REQUIRED ACTIVITIES (since you earn points for doing them) .
    • Do the YELLOW PAGES. These are important. They will help you do better on the exams. The answers are available on Blackboard. If you do not understand a problem you can get help on our Discussion Board.
    • Then, DO PROBLEMS. For problems see the following:
    • Ask questions on the Blackboard Discussion Board
    • Call or email the instructor for assistance. This should be done EARLY in the semester.
    • Free tutoring is available at the Harper College Tutoring Center
    • You may also want to make use of SUCCESS SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AT HARPER COLLEGE (see below).
  5. GET AHEAD - Or at least keep up. It is easy to get behind. To get a good grade you will have to devote a significant amount of out of class time to studying economics. If you get behind there simply will not be enough time. Many students get an "F" grade in online courses because they get behind. Follow the SCHEDULE or GET AHEAD!
  6. APPLY the concepts learned in class to the "real world" including issues in the news and aspects of your personal life. The "Introduction", "Something Interesting", and "Outcomes" sections found on our LESSONS page or MACWEBAPP is a good place to start.


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Near the end of this course, you will be invited to participate in a survey. The feedback you provide is valuable to me, as your instructor, as well as Harper College. The comments you share are completely anonymous and the compiled confidential results will not be released until after final grades have been posted for the entire semester. You may access the survey through a link you will receive in your Harper College Gmail account or directly via Blackboard. Surveys are usually available three weeks before the last day of class. To check a survey’s availability in Blackboard, select the SOI- COURSE SURVEY link in the course menu. Surveys are only visible when they are available. Note: Course surveys are administered in Fall and Spring semesters only.   


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