Facebook earnings are out, and one our listeners is looking for a little clarity in how exactly the company keeps beating expectations and bringing in tens of billions every quarter. We’ll get into the nuances of ad targeting, locking down your profile and how we create our own filter bubbles. Plus, more answers to your questions about the Congressional Budget Office, Navy planes and unemployment benefits.
Here’s everything we talked about today:
“Did hiring pick up after states ended extra federal unemployment benefits?” from “Marketplace”
“States that dropped $300 weekly unemployment benefits didn’t see hiring boost” from “Marketplace Morning Report”
“This is how Facebook uses your data for ad targeting” from Recode
“Facebook beats earnings expectations, but warns of significant growth slowdown” from CNBC
Kai’s 2017 interview with then-CBO head Keith Hall
“An Evaluation of CBO’s Past Revenue Projections” from the CBO
“Americans are heading back to gyms as interest in at-home workouts wanes, Jefferies says” from CNBC
“Peloton reveals the cost of its treadmill recall. Short answer: A lot” from Fortune
Our show needs your voice! Tell us what you think of the show or ask a question for our hosts to answer! Send a voice memo or give us a call at 508-82-SMART (508-827-6278).
Congressional Democrats are working on a $3.5 trillion bill that would vastly expand the social safety net. But what exactly is this thing we call the social safety net?
“We’re talking about things like the earned income tax credit, child tax credits, a cash transfer program called TANF, or...
A massive real estate company is freaking out the global markets. The Evergrande Group is sitting on tons of debt, and investors worry it could go broke and send ripple effects throughout China and beyond. We’ll explain the Evergrande crisis. Plus, you’re awesome! A big shoutout to all the “Make...
Today, a group of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted to reject a plan from the White House to approve vaccine boosters for most Americans. That was followed up by a vote to approve boosters for people who are at serious risk of coronavirus disease or over the age of 65. We’ll talk...