Megan McArdle

Columnist

Latest from Megan McArdle

What happens when Biden actually has to go out and campaign?

The pandemic did him a big favor in keeping him off the 2020 trail.

October 1, 2022

Chess has a cheating problem. It might need a vigilante, too.

Over the long run, such cheating poses an existential threat to the game.

September 28, 2022

Governments need to realize that the era of economic freebies is over

Britain's tax cuts might be necessary — but there's a price attached now.

September 23, 2022

Unions are making remote work a contract issue. Could that backfire?

What’s good for the workers might well be bad for the union.

September 22, 2022

The Fed’s latest rate hike shows it isn’t messing around

Turning the screws is the only way for the Federal Reserve to hold on to its credibility.

September 21, 2022

Ethereum’s big breakthrough shows crypto has hope — but a long way to go

Can cryptocurrencies overcome their big problems beyond environmental impact?

September 17, 2022

Both parties’ pet economic theories are kaput

A lot of Democrats — and Republicans — are stuck in the economic mind-set of days past.

September 15, 2022

Biden loses sight of the virtues of ‘normal’

Boringness beat Donald Trump in 2020. Democrats are forgetting that.

September 12, 2022

Can California’s electric-car mandate survive future heat waves?

The grid is already stressed. What happens when all cars have to charge electrically?

September 8, 2022

It’s time for Republicans to save themselves

The GOP can't wait for Trump to just go away. It needs to coalesce around a new candidate for 2024.

September 2, 2022