Megan McArdle

Oct 30, 2014
America needs more low-down-payment loans. That seems to be the opinion of our government, anyway. The government agencies that drive most of the housing market are pushing for lower down-payment standards on mortgages.

Oct 23, 2014
If you're poor, you're rarely going to get a great deal on anything you buy. Bad credit, no down payment, no place to put a bulk purchase , all of these mean that you end up paying more for something than everyone else.

Oct 17, 2014
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Outside a few lonely hawks, no one cares about the budget deficit , at least, not as long as they have any chance of getting some tax cut, or some spending, that they favor.

Oct 10, 2014
When Bill Gross left Pimco, I said we'd have to wait and see how markets reacted. Well, we have an answer now: Investors quickly pulled billions out of Pimco's flagship Total Return Fund, which Gross managed.

Oct 3, 2014
All right, boys and girls, it's time to have some real talk about efficiency wages.

Sep 25, 2014
Is fixing climate change free? That's the suggestion of an international blue-ribbon panel in a new report, which has been enthusiastically embraced by people who would like to fix climate change.

Sep 17, 2014
If you are a giant public-employee pension fund and you are asking yourself, "Should I invest in hedge funds?" the answer is almost certainly "no."

Sep 11, 2014
General Electric Co. is selling its appliances unit to Sweden's Electrolux AB. As an electrical-appliance hobbyist, I can't help but feel a little wistful.

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