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“The Gold Majors”: it sounds so imperial – a moniker with a ring of success about it. By comparison, “mid-tier producers” almost seems like a back-handed compliment. It suggests we are happy to acknowledge you are no longer a “junior” while we remind you that you are still not significant.

It’s a bit like the pat on the head of a teenager who has long since outgrown such gestures, by a condescending uncle who utters as he does it, “keep your head down and work hard son and one day you

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