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Megan McArdle
Megan McArdle is a Bloomberg View columnist who writes on economics, business and public policy. She is the author of "The Up Side of Down." McArdle previously wrote for Newsweek-the Daily Beast, the Atlantic and the Economist. She founded the blog "Asymmetrical Information." She has a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She lives in Washington.
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Ferguson Prosecutor Couldn't Win

The obvious thing to say about the events in Ferguson is that the prosecutor wasn't trying that hard to get an indictment. But I think there's another possibility: that he simply may not have thought he could get a conviction. Read more

Obamacare Inflates Its Numbers. I Feel Sick.

For the administration to have this poor a handle on its own data while attempting to make over almost one-fifth of the U.S. economy is a lot more frightening than some rather pedestrian lies. Read more

When Uber Went to War

If you are thinking about journalists who criticize you, to the extent of actually describing how you'd go about it, it's probably not a great idea to talk about doing so in front of, y'know, journalists. Read more

The Limits of Good Economic Policy

When I was a wee thing, just a slip of a girl, really, launching myself into the mad and exciting world of economic policy reporting, you used to hear a lot of Read more

Would You Call the U.S. a Democracy?

There's really very little evidence that the Supreme Court ruling in Bush v. Gore that put an end to the recount actually changed the outcome of the 2000 election. Read more

A Cheaper, Simpler Obamacare Plan

As a frequent critic of Obamacare, I'm often asked, "Well, how would you solve the problem? Huh?" The implication is that if I don't have a solution, I should shut up. This is not sound policy thinking. Read more