Megan McArdle



Jul 18, 2014
Healthcare cost growth is slowing, and the Congressional Budget Office expects this to continue. Is this good news?


Jul 7, 2014
The most interesting, and puzzling, political development of the last month has been the impending demise of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Puzzling, because the Export-Import Bank is basically small beer , the sort of government agency that usually achieves immortality through obscurity.


Jul 2, 2014
General Motors Co. has now recalled more cars than it has sold in the past three years. That's a lot of cars! What does it all mean?


Jun 25, 2014
They're living at home in growing numbers. They're not buying homes, which creates ripple effects throughout the housing market. They're having more babies out of wedlock than in it. Why can't millennials get it together?


Jun 18, 2014
Argentina's drama in the U.S. courts is at an end. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear its case, which means that the lower court ruling stands: Argentina cannot make payments to bondholders who accepted an earlier restructuring deal unless they also make payments to the holdouts.


Jun 13, 2014
When we talk inequality in this country, we tend to focus on "the 1 percent" , the very-high-income earners who are pulling away from the merely extremely well-off. But a growing body of evidence suggests that the distance between the middle and the bottom may be equally important.


May 30, 2014
Last month, when the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that gross domestic product had grown at a lead-footed rate of 0.1 percent in the first quarter, economic analysts could focus on two pillars of hope.


May 21, 2014
The basic difference between a Roth and a traditional individual retirement account or 401(k) is that with an IRA, you put pre-tax money in and get taxable income out. With a Roth, you put after-tax money in, but your future withdrawals are tax-free.

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