Megan McArdle



Mar 5, 2015
I was on a panel this weekend hosted by the Adam Smith Society about the big ideas coming down the pike for conservatism. My argument, and one echoed at various points by Josh Barro and others, was that it's hard to see big ideas for either political party.


Feb 28, 2015
In a few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in King v. Burwell, and a few months after that it will decide whether the Affordable Care Act authorizes the Barack Obama administration to offer subsidies for health-insurance policies sold via federally operated...


Feb 25, 2015
New York City is contemplating setting up a pension plan for private workers. Details are sketchy - what it's actually doing is proposing to appoint an advisory board to study the matter - but there are basically two ways the city could go.


Feb 19, 2015
By April, Wal-Mart workers will no longer be making minimum wage.


Feb 3, 2015
A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research argues that extended unemployment benefits probably raised the unemployment rate by about 50 basis points.


Jan 28, 2015
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has put his state in a bit of a pickle. The governor pushed through massive cuts to the state's income taxes, which, in one of the least surprising developments in recent U.S. history, left the state hundreds of millions of dollars in the hole.


Jan 22, 2015
It's hard to sum up an hour-long speech in a pithy sentence, but let me try anyway: President Barack Obama's message in the State of the Union was "We need to stop getting caught up in partisan battles, and compromise on sensible policies to help the middle class , and by 'we' I mean 'Republicans.'"


Jan 9, 2015
The new year has brought a new sort of commercial to our televisions: ads urging people to check with tax preparers about the potential consequences of Obamacare. H&R Block is offering free Obamacare consultations Friday.

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