Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More Altruistic Megan

Shorter Megan McArdle: I didn't want that Wall Street career anyway.

More later.

18 comments:

digamma said...

This one?

Susan of Texas said...

Oops, thanks!

Clever Pseudonym said...

"I take my profession seriously, and like to think that I am adding something to the public understanding."

I take back my comment earlier. THIS is the funniest thing Megan has ever written.

Downpuppy said...

Of course Megan is all about public service!

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Anonymous said...

You mean the 100k+ a year consulting job that melted away after 9/11 after which she couldn't find a job and then couldn't afford new clothes for a couple years thereby making her feel shabby?

Yes. It's all about choices.

tigris said...

She went to a shiny school?

Clever Pseudonym said...

Slightly OT, but if you guys haven't read this delightful smackdown of Megan by the co-author of a book that she "reviewed,"* do yourselves the favor.

*"Reviewed" in that she hadn't even finished reading it before she wrote about it.

Anonymous said...

UPenn undergrad - English degree
UChicago - MBA

KWillow said...

"Humans are not like bonobos because ... they are not like bonobos!"

That is ArgleBargle's reasoning.

Anonymous said...

She's pretty much the living embodiment of the banality of evil.

blivet said...

KWillow, then she follows up in the comments, "I think that if someone wants to convince me that bonobos are a good model for human ev psych, then they have to, um, convince me that bonobos are a good model."

Anonymous said...

Not only the banality of evil, though that is also the first thing that comes to mind with Megan, but also the phrase "sour grapes" and pretty much any other little morality tale whose moral is "man, you just would'nt believe how stupid, self justifying, and nauseatingly cowardly humans can be." Megan never ceases to amaze me, because she is a bottomless pit of obvious insecurities, rationalizations, self deceptions and spite.

aimai

bulbul said...

KWillow,

and also, she dares to refer to someone else's writing using these words:"it reads like an undergraduate thesis--cherry-picked evidence stretched far out of shape to support their theory". The chutzpeh...

Susan of Texas said...

I'll have more when I have more time. Every time you unpeel on layer there's another underneath.
She' exhausting.

Susan of Texas said...

"one"

Anonymous said...

"As the always sharp Megan McArdle put it, "The Ivy League may represent the cream of a very small segment of incredibly affluent Americans. But there's a lot more cream out there, and it's a pity that American institutional structures seem so apt to exclude it from the mix.""

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/09/flaws-in-the-meritocracy.html#more

:snerk: always...sharp..
oh conor

bulbul said...

What is it with glibertarians and their belief that they can actually understand and contradict with specialist arguments made in a field they have no education in and no experience with. I knew this glibertarian prick (pardon my Ugaritic) who would argue Semitic philology with me although all his information came from a single Wiki entry. Do they really have such a high opinion of themselves or such faith in the education they've received?

Susan of Texas said...

Yes, they sure do. I come down hard on the side of nurture, not nature, but I won't say that an author doesn't address jealousy when there's a chapter called "Jealousy."