Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

More McMegan Failure To Enjoy!

Andrew Johnston is reviewing The Upside Of Down, Megan McArdle's book about Megan McArdle and how failure leads to success for Megan McArdle. Go read and join the fun!

7 comments:

Andrew Johnston said...

And it's a great time to jump in, because the last half of the book is juicy. First we're going to see Megan go full metal wingnut for twenty pages. After that she takes a big long shit on the unemployed while patting herself on the back. Then after that, she makes what's probably her fifth or sixth worst argument ever. It's awesome.

Susan of Texas said...

Isn't she incredible? I keep coming back because I can't believe anyone can be that blatantly corrupt and inept.

Anonymous said...

When corruption and ineptitude pays this well there is no incentive to stop. Assuming you're a hollow shell of a person and can live with yourself for promoting her vile agenda.

Katy Williams said...

Considering ArgleBargle doesn't know the difference between Failure and Bad Luck, oh hell.... "The Mozart of failure" my ass. Mozart died in poverty (they say). So, was he a failure? Ish.

Downpuppy said...

I'm looking at the links. Andy's your son, right?

Andrew Johnston said...

Hey, when someone else has done so much of the legwork, I'm not above stealing. I'm also cribbing from the RationalWiki article on McArdle, although that's mostly me stealing from myself.

I think my favorite item in that list o' links was the one that didn't show up on this blog, though. That mac & cheese analogy (Mac & cheese takes longer to make than I assume, therefore the Lancet was making up that Iraqi household survey) is simply amazing coming from someone who's now arguing that success comes from gracefully admitting when you're wrong.

Smut Clyde said...

For someone who promotes Failure as an opportunity to profit and learn, she does put a lot of effort into curating her twaddle feed to remove the evidence of blunders. But how will she learn from them then?