Latest from Megan McArdle
  • Opinion

Metro’s disruptive derailment fallout couldn’t come at a worse time

Remote work and new transportation options are creating a crisis for rail transit across the country. Major safety issues are the last thing any of them need.
  • Oct 19, 2021
  • Opinion

Democrats cannot afford to cater to only a hyper-educated class. It’s time to pop the bubble.

An ever-leftward skew inevitably affects media coverage — and then the campaigns being covered.
  • Oct 14, 2021
  • Opinion

Why the economy keeps getting weirder

The pandemic has created a bizarre labor shortage. And it's unclear how it will end.
  • Oct 8, 2021
  • Opinion

Mandatory vaccination of kids is not a great option. But it’s the best one we have.

If proponents of a mandate are to prevail, they will need to contend with the strong arguments against it.
  • Oct 8, 2021
  • Opinion

Harvard Business School had a covid outbreak. Suspending in-person classes is the wrong call.

People can't stop living their lives every time caseloads begin to rise.
  • Oct 1, 2021
  • Opinion

Before letting Medicare negotiate drug prices, ask what we might miss out on

Are we prepared to forego the lifesaving treatments that might never get green-lit?
  • Sep 28, 2021
  • Opinion

The danger isn’t that China’s Evergrande will collapse. It’s that it won’t.

Beijing continues to put off a reckoning with the deepening problems with its tightly controlled financial system.
  • Sep 25, 2021
  • Opinion

Behind the corporate silence on abortion laws

Why this isn't like all the other social issues CEOs have weighed in on.
  • Sep 22, 2021
  • Opinion

The tart truth underlying SALT repeal arguments

Why do the lucky few deserve a tax break for making a lot of money and spending it on things they value?
  • Sep 18, 2021
  • Opinion

Where AOC’s ‘tax the rich’ dress clashes with progressive politics

A sartorial symbol of Democratic policy commitments — and complications.
  • Sep 14, 2021