Megan McArdle is a Washington, DC based writer and a columnist for Bloomberg View, where she covers economics, business, public policy, and the occasional kitchen gadget. Prior to working for Bloomberg, she was employed at The Economist, The Atlantic, and Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and was a Bernard Schwarz fellow at the New America Foundation. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Time, Philanthropy, and Reason, among other places. Ms. McArdle has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. She lives in Northeast DC with her husband and dog.