Julie London, Political Theorist

Megan McArdle‘s not what you would call a bleeding heart libertarian. When she’s not trying to put obstacles in the way of women getting an abortion, she tends not to shed too many tears for the poor, the working class, or even the middle class.  But when it comes to the rich, she manages to finds deep and unexpected wells of empathy. Not sure what there is to say about all this that wasn’t said by that noted political theorist Julie London in 1955.



  1. aunt esther February 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm | #

    ha! McMegan has an MBA and a cushy job where important people ask her to pontificate but she thinks that qualifies her to be The Maria Antoinette of the “financially literate” class. But here’s the thing. She’s been called out numerous times by the like of Krugman, Yves Smith, the dudes at FDL, et al. Taibbi looked like he was gonna throw a chair at her or something. But she keeps on going spouting her nonsense and what not…….no quit, no spit..that’s our Megan for ya! Wouldn’t it be easier just to post the contents of the package every time you get a box from Amazon than blogging for The Atlantic, Megan?

  2. BenjaminTheAss February 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm | #

    I’ve got my issues with McCardle, but this isn’t totally fair. She recently wrote one of the better pieces I’ve seen about why it’s so hard for the (often black) poor to break out of poverty.

    • ryan February 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm | #

      I’m not so sure about the quality of the McCardle piece. I thought it read like Privileged Person Attempts to Cross Over to the Other Side of the Tracks. However, it does rightwash traditionally left arguments.

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