63 minutes | Jan 26, 2021

#159: Is Digital Advertising a Bubble Ready to Burst? with Tim Hwang

As we put the awfulness of 2020 in the rearview mirror, we thought it might be fun to look back to another bleak period: the 2007-2008 financial crisis! Why? Because Tim hasn't stopped talking about Subprime Attention Crisis — the Tim Hwang book that draws a parallel between the digital advertising ecosystem and the subprime lending crisis from a decade ago — we decided to all give it a read and then sit down for a discussion with the author. From the opacity brought on by the many moving parts to misaligned incentives to the fact that, well, even more than just the internet is built on digital advertising dollars, it was a fascinating discussion! For complete show notes, including links to items mentioned in this episode and a transcript of the show, visit the show page.
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