Megan McArdle

Apr 23, 2014
I apologize in advance, because I am going to talk about a book that I have not yet read. To be clear, I intend to read Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." I'm afraid that I can't wait to weigh in — not on the book itself, but on its topic.

Apr 18, 2014
Detroit doesn't have any money. Rather, it doesn't have enough money: It cannot both pay its debts and run the city. That's why the city filed for bankruptcy some months back, over the outraged protests of pensioners who stand to lose a big chunk of their monthly checks.

Apr 9, 2014
It's been clear for a while that Puerto Rico is going to have to default on its debt.

Apr 1, 2014
Here are words that would warm the cockles of any financial reporter's heart: "It's easier to get a loan these days for a new home or new car than it's been in five years."

Mar 21, 2014
As the clock ticks down to the end of open enrollment for health coverage, one thing is becoming clearer: what the final demographics will look like. Demographics matter a lot.

Mar 11, 2014
RadioShack Corp. is not having a good year.

Feb 26, 2014
The first thing to point out about the meltdown of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange is that this is hardly the first time that massive amounts of currency have been stolen, or that a financial firm has shut down and left its depositors with basically nothing.

Feb 20, 2014
If the UAW can't win in the South when the company basically invites them in, then it can't win in the South, where all the new auto plants are.

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