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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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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

An Interview With the Repo Man

Writer Jake Halpern has written a terrific new book called "Bad Paper," in which he dives into the seamy, gray-market world of the people who collect old debt. I sat down with him for an instant-messaging interview. Read more

Will Freezing Your Eggs Help Your Career?

Solutions that help woman expand their fertility choices are a great advance. But I worry that companies may end up encouraging women to make a very different choice from the one they think they’re making. Read more

HBO Courts the Cord Cutters

I’ve been in Chicago almost a month now, and so far, I still do not have cable. Ten years ago, I’d have been livid. Now I barely miss it. Read more

Why DVRs Didn't Kill TV

There is social value in live televised events that can definitely be discussed around the water cooler tomorrow.  Read more

Don't Care About the Deficit? Now You Should

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Outside a few lonely hawks, no one cares about the budget deficit. Unfortunately, in the near future, we may not be able to afford the luxury of not caring. Read more