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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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Is Your House Red or Blue?

Our housing is expensive because it’s hard to run a really big city. But one reason it’s harder is that the sort of people who flock to big cities tend to make it so. Read more

Get Thee to a 17th-Century Dictionary

I’ve heard from a number of people who continue to protest the use of “plural” they to refer to a singular but generic third person. I have a message for my interlocutors: Thou hast convinced me. Read more

Organ Donors Want Choices

Consider one seeming no-brainer: making “donate my organs” the default status, as much of Europe does, rather than requiring people to opt in, which is the U.S. policy.  Read more

Uber and Cabbies in a D.C. Death Match

Some Washington cab drivers have signed up for UberTaxi. The rest, however, are not big fans of Uber, for the same reason that small-business owners everywhere hate new competition. Read more

Bullet Trains Aren't Magic

Cities are getting to the point where it is lot less physically possible to move more people around without putting in dedicated bus lanes or more rail. Read more