Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thank Heaven For Daddies

Mrs. Megan "Succeed through failure!" McArdle had an interesting discussion regarding transit unions, way back in the day.  It's illuminating to see McArdle as a baby blogger, before she learned to temper her arrogance with fake humility and we shall be adding tidbits from these posts as we have time.

Let's start with this, from December 13, 2002:

Nathan, you have no idea what you're talking about on union payrolls. You are not listening to me. I spent a year doing [transit] union payrolls quite recently. Unless you have more experience than I do calculating such pay, you are not going to win this argument because I know more about it than you do.

 She said she did Xeroxing and filing at the World Trade Center. It looks as if she was actually or also doing payroll for a transit union.

[In 1985] Francis X. McArdle was named to head the General Contractor’s Association of New York. He stayed in that lucrative position for the next 20 years.

It's a hell of a lot easier to succeed through failure if you have powerful wealthy relatives, but "be born to wealth!" would make a much shorter book than succeeding through failure. Everyone assumed her dad helped her out but (possible) supporting evidence is always nice as well. It's not iron-clad but it's not like anyone will be prosecuting her for lying about and trying to rat**** Obamacare so the proof positive will have to wait.

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