Presented (almost) without comment:
Washington, D.C.-based writer for Newsweek/Daily Beast and blogger Megan McArdle is joining the ranks of Bloomberg View, where she will be a columnist covering the economy, business, politics and national affairs.
I’m beginning to wonder if Bloomberg View is an experiment in machine-editing, ’cause I just can’t believe a sentient being would make the decision justified by this quote:
“Megan is an extraordinary writer and thinker,” said David Shipley, Executive Editor of Bloomberg View in a morning statement. “Few people have done a better job chronicling the economic, corporate and technological disruptions of the last decade. She’s going to make a lot of readers — those who have followed her for years and those who will discover her at Bloomberg — smarter and happier. We’re thrilled that she’s joining the team.”
Good luck with that. If Bloomberg readers can count, I just don’t think “happineness” will be the correct emotional descriptor.
I did have another thought: I’m wondering if McArdle’s finely honed survival skills are in play, in which case we may be getting a leading indicator on the prospects for our Beastly friends.
Consider this an open thread — though by all means reference your favorite McArdle howlers below. Mine is this one from my once and present digs at Inverse Square, brought into new relief by too many tragic events over the intervening years.
Image: Guido Reni, Cleopatra with the Asp, c. 1630