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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 (2014). McArdle previously wrote for Newsweek-the Daily Beast, the Atlantic and the Economist. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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The Up Side of Down

featuring Megan McArdle, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jul 14, 2014

Megan McArdle says that recognizing failure—and in some cases embracing it—is a crucial part of what makes American markets and society successful.

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A Libertarian Vision for Poverty and Welfare

by Michael D. Tanner on Mar 31, 2020

A libertarian world won’t eliminate all poverty, but it offers powerful tools for greatly reducing it, and improving the lives of the poorest and least privileged.