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When I first saw this headline, I thought that the EU government was trying to do something about externalities. It turns out I was dead wrong. The EU hopes to set limits on the volume of MP3 players not because the loud volume played by some is a distraction (pollution in fact) to innocent bystanders. Nope. It hopes to reduce the maximum volume an MP3 is allowed to be set at … because it might hurt your own ears.

I hope they do it. I hope people really get what they want. And I hope they limit the volume in car steroes, concerts, and all manner of noice producing devices – like the loudspeakers at football games, or the noise inside the dome stadiums. By the way, I wonder what manufacturer stands to gain when these restrictions get implemented?

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