The downsides of SPACs
Aug 18, 2021
Episode 499

The downsides of SPACs

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Plus, we'll answer your questions about China's crackdown on Big Tech and the ongoing canning-lid shortage!

SPACs have been all the hotness on Wall Street this year. These special purpose acquisition companies help businesses sell shares to the public faster than the traditional IPO process as well as bypass some of the regulatory hurdles. But one listener wants to know, what can go wrong when you “SPAC it”? We’ll explain the upsides and downsides of SPACs. Plus, we’ll answer your questions about who’s making money on disinformation, China versus Big Tech and why canning lids are so hard to find right now. 

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