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521 04/10/2018: "Senator, we run ads."2018-04-10 15:00:00
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522 04/09/2018: Would you pay for Facebook?2018-04-09 15:00:00
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04/09/2018: Would you pay for Facebook?

It's been a while since we've started this program by dissecting a presidential tweet. But with a whiff of trade war in the air, there's some good economic context to be had from that exercise today. At 6:03 in the morning, the president said, "When a car is sent to the United States from China, there is a Tariff to be paid of 2 1/2%. When a car is sent to China from the United States, there is a Tariff to be paid of 25%. Does that sound like free or fair trade. No, it sounds like STUPID TRADE - going on for years!" Believe it or not, the most important part of that whole thing was the last two sentences. We'll explain. Then: It's often said that if you aren't paying for a product, you are the product. The past few weeks at Facebook have been a stark reminder of that. So, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg set to testify before Congress tomorrow, we'll explore this model, other companies that use it and whether Facebook has any alternatives. Plus: Kai ended the trade war! He lost.…read more

523 04/06/2018: ¯\_(?)_/¯2018-04-06 15:00:00
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524 04/05/2018: The view from China on a potential trade war2018-04-05 15:00:00
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525 04/04/2018: Your trade war questions, answered2018-04-04 15:00:00
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526 04/03/2018: Nothing but respect for *our* John Williams2018-04-03 15:00:00
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527 04/02/2018: Markets couldn't ignore a brewing trade war forever2018-04-02 15:00:00
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528 03/30/2018: Kai Quiz-dal is off today2018-03-30 15:00:00
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529 03/29/2018: Data, data everywhere and no one stopped to think2018-03-29 15:00:00
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530 03/28/2018: Stuck in the middle of tariffs2018-03-28 15:00:00
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531 03/27/2018: The Lamppost Theory2018-03-27 15:00:00
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532 03/26/2018: We took this personality test so you don't have to2018-03-26 15:00:00
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533 03/23/2018: No trade war yet2018-03-23 15:00:00
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534 03/22/2018: The man that's suing Cambridge Analytica2018-03-22 15:00:00
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535 Bonus: Bernanke, Geithner and Paulson: The Full Interview2018-03-21 15:20:25
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536 03/21/2018: America, meet your new Fed Chair2018-03-21 15:00:00
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537 03/20/2018: "It takes a crisis to get Congress to act"2018-03-20 15:00:00
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538 03/19/2018: Ben, Hank and Tim2018-03-19 15:00:00
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539 03/16/2018: What minty fresh hell is this?2018-03-16 15:00:00
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540 Bonus: Make Me Smart is back2018-03-16 08:32:10
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