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Megan McArdle was born on 29 January, 1973 in New York, NY, is a Journalist and writer.

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Age47 years old
Zodiac SignAquarius
Born29 January 1973
Birthday29 January
BirthplaceNew York, NY

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McArdle joined The Washington Post as an opinion columnist in March 2018.


In June 2013, McArdle announced that she was departing Newsweek to join Bloomberg View as a columnist.

In a comment to that post, McArdle stated, “The United States currently provides something like 80–90% of the profits on new drugs and medical devices. Perhaps you think you can slash profits 80% with no effect on the behavior of the companies that make these products. I don’t.” In a subsequent Washington Post online chat, a commenter asked her, “You said that medical innovation will be wiped out if we have a type of national health care, because European drug companies get 80% of their revenue from Americans. Where did you get this statistic?” McArdle responded that it was “a hypothetical, not a statistic.” This was criticized in a blog post in The New Republic. In response to this criticism, McArdle stated that she had misunderstood the question, and “thought the commenter was referring to the postulated hypothetical destruction of all US profits.” She also stated that, though “there are no hard numbers available,” she estimated that the U.S. contribution to pharmaceutical profits was at least 60%.


Dave Weigel called McArdle “the original blogger-turned-MSM journo”. In 2012, David Brooks called McArdle one of the most influential bloggers on the right.

In June 2012, McArdle left The Atlantic, and began writing for Newsweek/The Daily Beast.

In 2012, Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute claimed he had received “an anonymous document in the mail describing what appeared to be details of the Heartland Institute’s climate program strategy” to discredit global warming, and distributed what he claimed to be a Heartland “Strategy Memo” In a series of posts in February 2012, McArdle argued that the alleged Heartland memo circulated by Gleick was faked.


By 2010, McArdle had also become The Atlantic’ s business and economics editor. In February 2010, her blog lost the title “Asymmetrical Information,” as The Atlantic switched to having every blog (except Andrew Sullivan’s The Daily Dish) be identified solely by its author.

McArdle married Peter Suderman, an associate editor for the libertarian magazine Reason, in 2010.


In 2009, she criticized an article in Playboy by eXile Online editors Mark Ames and Yasha Levine which detailed the influence of the Koch brothers in American and Tea Party politics. Playboy took down the article as a result of the negative response.

Since 2009, McArdle has argued extensively against instituting a system of national health insurance in the United States, and specifically against the federal health care reform bill the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in March 2010. In addition to a number of blog posts on the subject, she also wrote an article, “Myth Diagnosis,” in the March 2010 Atlantic.

In a July 2009 blog post, McArdle listed two reasons that she objected to such a system: first, that it would stifle innovation, because “Monopolies are not innovative, whether they are public or private,” and second, that “Once the government gets into the business of providing our health care, the government gets into the business of deciding whose life matters, and how much.” Commentator Ezra Klein of The Washington Post criticized this post, writing, “In 1,600 words, she doesn’t muster a single link to a study or argument, nor a single number that she didn’t make up (what numbers do exist come in the form of thought experiments and assumptions). Megan’s argument against national health insurance boils down to a visceral hatred of the government.”

In an August 2009 post, McArdle reiterated, “My objection is primarily, as I’ve said numerous times, that the government will destroy innovation. It will do this by deciding what constitutes an acceptable standard of care, and refusing to fund treatment above that. It will also start controlling prices.”


In late 2008, McArdle wrote extensively against a proposed federal bailout of the U.S. auto industry (which ultimately occurred in early 2009). In November 2008, various of McArdle’s blog posts on the subject were quoted approvingly by conservative commentators David Brooks, Michael Barone and John Podhoretz, among others.

She was a vegan for a year in 2008, which she ended due to the diet complicating management of her previously diagnosed Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.


In August 2007 McArdle left The Economist and moved to Washington, D.C., to work as a full-time blogger for The Atlantic, keeping “Asymmetrical Information” as her blog’s name.


Another post by McArdle, from April 2005, discusses why she takes no position on the issue of same-sex marriage. She wrote: “All I’m asking for is for people to think more deeply than a quick consultation of their imaginations to make that decision… This humility is what I want from liberals when approaching market changes; now I’m asking it from my side [libertarians], in approaching social ones.”


McArdle gained some online attention in May 2003 for coining what she termed “Jane’s Law” in a blog post discussing political behaviors. The law, written with regard to the two main U.S. political parties, Republicans and Democrats, reads: “The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane.”

In 2003 McArdle was hired by The Economist to write for their website, in the “Countries” and “News” sections, and in October 2006 she founded The Economist’ s then-new “Free Exchange” blog.


She began her writing career with a blog, “Live From The WTC,” started in November 2001. In 2003 The Economist hired her to write for their website, and since then she has worked full-time as a journalist and editor, both online and in print. McArdle is currently an opinion writer for The Washington Post. Other publications she has worked for include The Atlantic, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and Bloomberg View. She has also published book reviews and opinion pieces in the New York Post, The New York Sun, Reason, The Guardian, and Salon.

McArdle began blogging in November 2001 with a blog named “Live From The WTC,” which arose from her employment with a construction firm involved in cleanup at the World Trade Center site following the September 11 attacks. She wrote under the pen name “Jane Galt,” playing on the name “John Galt,” a central character in Ayn Rand’s Objectivist novel Atlas Shrugged. In November 2002 she renamed the site “Asymmetrical Information,” a reference to the economics term of the same name. That blog had two other occasional contributors, Zimran Ahmed (writing under the pen name “Winterspeak”), and the pseudonymous “Mindles H. Dreck.”


Megan McArdle (born January 29, 1973) is an opinion columnist and blogger based in Washington, D.C. She writes mostly about economics, finance and government policy from a libertarian perspective.