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Episode 543: A World Without Banks

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Drone Wars: Who Owns The Air?

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The movie "St. Elmo's Fire" might be a useful analogy when explaining the European Union. In the analogy, Germany is the overachieving character, Alec. Screen shot St. Elmo's Fire trailer hide caption

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Episode 542: Can An Economy Be Too Good?

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Episode 541: Who Owns The Air?

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A Stradivarius violin at the restoration and research laboratory of the Musee de la Musique, Paris, in 2009. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

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Yen Jingchang was one of the signers of the secret document. Jacob Goldstein/NPR hide caption

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Episode 337: The Secret Document That Transformed China

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Adad Hassan Jimali stands next to a sign for her private camp for displaced persons. The camp, which is in Mogadishu, Somalia, is called Nasiib Camp. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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In Somalia, Collecting People For Profit

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