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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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Are Tree Huggers Hypocrites?

Are environmentalists who want fossil-fuel divestment hypocrites if they don’t adopt a radically reduced carbon lifestyle? Read more

Big Oil Versus College Kids, Part 2

I got a bunch of responses to my post on divestment last week. It seems worth running through the major arguments and why, even after hearing them, I’m still pretty convinced that divestment won’t work. Read more

College Students Can't Defeat Big Oil

The idea of divestment from fossil fuels is gaining traction on U.S. college campuses. The odds of this movement having any impact at all on the consumption of fossil fuels are statistically indistinguishable from zero. Read more

The Truth About Truthiness

We like studies and facts that confirm what we already believe, especially when what we believe is that we are nicer, smarter and more rational than other people. Read more

Even a Foodie's Kid Can Enjoy McNuggets

Michael Pollan has written to say that in last week’s article on food and family, I misread the passage in "The Omnivore’s Dilemma" where he describes the bad experience he and his family had at McDonald's. Read more

Feminism Starts in the Kitchen

The preparation of a decent, healthy meal at home is not a grueling chore that stonkers all but the most privileged and dedicated cooks. Read more