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    • The Private Musings and Short Fuse of Elon Musk

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Short sellers have a way of rattling even the most confident business leaders. A classic of the genre is Overstock chief executive Patrick Byrne, whose crazed diatribes against investors betting on a stock-price drop include a public conference call during which he ranted about a shadowy “Sith Lord” out to destroy Overstock and his railing on a site called Deep Capture against unfair financial-media coverage. Overstock also sued his purported enemies.

    "The Private Musings and Short Fuse of Elon Musk" is from the August 09, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Up Side of Down

    • Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success
    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Mia Barron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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    Most new products fail. So do most small businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? If you want to succeed in business and in life, Megan McArdle argues in this hugely thought-provoking book, you have to learn how to harness the power of failure. McArdle has been one of our most popular business bloggers for more than a decade, covering the rise and fall of some the world' s top companies and challenging us to think differently about how we live, learn, and work.

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    • Venezuela’s Inflation Will Hit 1 Million Percent. Thanks, Socialism.

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    According to the International Monetary Fund, by the end of the year, the annual inflation rate in Venezuela will reach 1 million percent.

    "Venezuela’s Inflation Will Hit 1 Million Percent. Thanks, Socialism." is from the July 27, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Farewell to Free Journalism

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Bloomberg, my former employer, is reportedly moving to a paywall. If that turns out to be true, I can’t say I’ll be surprised.

    "A Farewell to Free Journalism" is from the April 26, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • #MeToo Depends on the Credibility of the Journalists Who Report on It

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    After The Post broke Christine Blasey Ford's story of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, I told skeptical friends to withhold judgment, because there was a good chance some outlet was already vetting a second accusation. Even then, I knew the first line of the column I would write if that happened: 

    "It's now clear that Brett Kavanaugh's nomination cannot go forward."#MeToo Depends on the Credibility of the Journalists Who Report on It" is from the September 25, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Should Paying Even a Paltry Ransom to Hackers Be a Federal Crime?

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Atlanta is under attack. Hackers have seized control of many of the city’s computers and are demanding a ransom of $51,000 in bitcoin to release them. Police officers are filing reports on paper, residents can’t pay bills and the courts are frozen.

    "Should Paying Even a Paltry Ransom to Hackers Be a Federal Crime?" is from the March 30, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • The ‘Moral Hazard’ of Naloxone in the Opioid Crisis

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In the 1960s, after some prodding from Ralph Nader, government regulators began a major push for safer cars. Which made University of Chicago economist Sam Peltzman wonder just how much safer these innovations made us. Specifically, he wondered about what economists call “moral hazard” — our tendency to take more risks when we’re insulated from the costs of that risk-taking.

    "The ‘Moral Hazard’ of Naloxone in the Opioid Crisis" is from the March 08, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Truth About Medical Bankruptcies

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Pop quiz: What percentage of bankruptcies in the United States are caused by medical bills?

    "The Truth About Medical Bankruptcies" is from the March 26, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What Is Punishment For?

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Even if it weren't for Carlton Franklin, Lena Triano probably wouldn't be alive today; she was born around 1920. But if it weren't for Franklin, Triano probably would have lived much longer than her 57 years. In 1976, Triano, a legal secretary, was found dead in her New Jersey home. She had been tied up, raped, strangled and stabbed multiple times by an unknown assailant.

    "What Is Punishment For?" is from the September 18, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Let Roe Go

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The extent to which Roe v. Wade has come to dominate American politics can be found in the anguished cries that followed the announcement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court. There are other issues that people care about, but Roe forms the centerpiece of any discussion about what a post-Kennedy court might look like.

    "Let Roe Go" is from the July 03, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • How Safe Are Driverless Cars? Unfortunately, It’s Too Soon to Tell.

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Self-driving cars have claimed their first pedestrian fatality, a woman in Tempe, Ariz., who was struck and killed by an Uber vehicle traveling in autonomous mode. Weren’t self-driving cars supposed to be safer than those piloted by fallible humans?

    "How Safe Are Driverless Cars? Unfortunately, It’s Too Soon to Tell." is from the March 20, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Will New Short-Term Health Plans Undermine Obamacare?

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    In February, the Trump administration announced that it was going to allow insurers to sell short-term, limited-duration health insurance plans to individuals. Reaction to this plan was, let us say, quite mixed.

    "Will New Short-Term Health Plans Undermine Obamacare?" is from the April 30, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Megan McArdle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Up Side of Down

    • By: Megan McArdle
    • Narrated by: Mia Barron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
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    Why do some failures inspire breakthroughs and others breakdowns? Most new products fail. So do most businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. Exploring her own experiences of failure - losing her job and sending CVs into a void, clinging to a relationship that was clearly not working, Megan McArdle shows how to recognize when you're in a rut and how to bounce back successfully.

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