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More about Facebook’s cost of doing business
Sep 16, 2021
Episode 519

More about Facebook’s cost of doing business

And also, the economic costs of political dysfunction.

Today we get hollowed out from more revelations from the Wall Street Journal’s ongoing reporting of what goes on behind the scenes at Facebook and the tradeoffs the tech giant makes in order to stay a tech giant. We also take a look at the Federal Reserve’s review of its ethics rules. And a Make Me Smile courtesy of listeners like you.

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The team

Marissa Cabrera Senior Producer
Bridget Bodnar Senior Producer
Tony Wagner Digital Producer
Marque Greene Associate Producer