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Megan Mcardle

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Recent articles by Megan:

Musk is right to end Twitter’s fight against covid disinformation

Content moderators aren't that good at recognizing untruths, and when they block tweets, it only boosts distrust of the public health establishment. → Read More

Has Elon Musk succeeded by luck — or does he know what he’s doing?

Luck is far from the only thing that Twitter's new owner has going for him, but he does take bigger bets than most entrepreneurs do. → Read More

Disney’s CEO can help the world by buying up streaming companies

Bob Iger has a talent for dealmaking, which should benefit a market in desperate need of mergers. → Read More

As Britain’s productivity falls, Brexit’s promise remains unfulfilled

"Singapore-on-Thames" was once at least a plausible theory of how Brexit might turn out, but that's looking less likely. → Read More

Top law schools bow out of U.S. News rankings. What’s the thinking?

The schools claim only the highest motives, but it's impossible not to notice the timing. → Read More

The FTX calamity explains why crypto is irrelevant

To become a serious, world-changing financial technology, crypto will first need to be trustworthy. → Read More

Homeowners aren’t ready to face how much less their houses are worth

The only way the housing market can return to normal is for homeowners to eventually, painfully admit they're poorer. → Read More

Democrats took an unconscionable gamble — and it worked

Democrats staked our country’s future to improve their own electoral chances. Unfortunately, it seems to have worked. → Read More

What journalists should do if Trump returns to Twitter

It's old news that his tweets are terrible. So we shouldn't cover them. → Read More

The best way to fix our divisions? Learn to like each other again.

Americans are living in separate informational bubbles, but we can break through them. → Read More

Just when you thought Musk’s Twitter foray couldn’t get wilder

No rational buyer would cut the company's workforce by 75 percent, right? → Read More

Gen X is used to flying under the radar. That’ll end if it goes full GOP.

A New York Times poll found that those ages 45 to 64 are far more likely to support Republicans in the midterms than those in other generations. → Read More

Musk will likely buy Twitter. Now he has to run a company he doesn’t want.

There are risks to democracy and the company itself. → Read More

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. → Read More

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

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

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

Biden’s student loan ‘fix’ will likely make the problem worse

How many ways can a single policy be bad? → Read More

Yes, we need more electric vehicles. But subsidies aren’t the answer.

To really make a dent in climate change, the cars will have to outcompete gas engines in the developing world. → Read More

Facebook wants to be more like TikTok. That’s a bad idea.

The platform's regulars value it for the relationships it promotes, not for serendipitous discovery. → Read More