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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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Lessons From the Rolling Stone Debacle

It would be absurd to insist that what happened in the case of the Rolling Stone story somehow stands in for every journalist, activist or editor who deals with rape. Read more

The System Failed Eric Garner

Police, like many professionals, exercise considerable power without supervision. That's probably unavoidable, which means that there will always be some abuse in the system. Read more

Real Conservatives Love the CBO

It is those who want to keep government small who are most in need of an institution that provides a single set of reasonably consistent numbers. Read more

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