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#643: The Taxi King
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#643: The Taxi King

Gene Freidman built a taxi empire. We visited him before he was in legal trouble.

#643: The Taxi King

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#842: Showdown at the WTO
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#842: Showdown at the WTO

The World Trade Organization: Can't live with it, hard to crush your trade opponents without it.

#842: Showdown at the WTO

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#696: Class Action
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#696: Class Action

Class actions run from big civil rights cases to arguments about pepper. Are they noble, or silly?

#696: Class Action

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#841: The Land Of Duty Free
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#841: The Land Of Duty Free

We meet the man who invented duty free shopping and find out if these tax free stores are really saving us any money.

#841: The Land Of Duty Free

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#840: Fixing Chicken
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#840: Fixing Chicken

Today on the show: A chicken index, some Wall Street investors, and an unlikely whistle-blower.

#840: Fixing Chicken

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#839: The Indicator Goes To California
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#839: The Indicator Goes To California

California is way more than Hollywood. Today on the show, we look at what else is going on in this powerhouse state economy.

#839: The Indicator Goes To California

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#575: The Fondue Conspiracy
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#575: The Fondue Conspiracy

Today on the show: How a cheese cartel abandoned the rules of economics and convinced the world to eat fondue.

#575: The Fondue Conspiracy

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#838: A Series of Mysterious Packages
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#838: A Series of Mysterious Packages

Unordered trinkets have been arriving at homes around the country. We try to find out why.

#838: A Series of Mysterious Packages

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#640: The Bottom Of The Well
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#640: The Bottom Of The Well

Today on the show: the economics of drought, and why the rational thing to do in California right now is use more water.

#640: The Bottom Of The Well

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#837: The Belt, The Road And The Money
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#837: The Belt, The Road And The Money

Today on the show, we connect the dots between New York, Uganda, Prague, and China's thirst for resources. (Music Credit: Thanks to musician Giovanni Kiyingi for the use of his song "Kaleeba" from the album Amakondeere.)

#837: The Belt, The Road And The Money

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