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Politics, Media & the Current State of Affairs:
Lunch with Professor Megan McArdle
Wednesday, October 4 @ 12:00pm
Sanford School 201
Megan McArdle, this year’s visiting Egan Professor at the Sanford School, is a columnist at Bloomberg View. This semester she is teaching an opinion writing course, Op-Ed Persuasive Writing, as part of the DeWitt Wallace Center’s policy journalism program.
McArdle writes about business, economics and public policy. She has been praised by New York Times columnist David Brooks for being “one of the most influential bloggers on the right.”
After starting the blog Live From the WTC in 2001 — which focused on economics and business in a post-9/11 world — McArdle was brought on as a contributor for The Economist, where she wrote about similar topics and helped establish the magazine’s economics blog, Free Exchange. McArdle also has worked for Newsweek, The Daily Beast and The Atlantic, and contributed to the New York Post and The Guardian, among other outlets. She authored the 2014 book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success.