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Megan McArdle On Social Capital, Health Care, And Life With Algorithms

Bloomberg View Columnist Megan McArdle defends David Brooks’ thoughts on sandwiches and social class on this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour.


Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and author of “The Upside of Down.” McArdle joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the latest Senate health care bill woes, the new season of Game of Thrones, and the algorithms that determine our entertainment.

First they discuss the ideas ignited by David Brooks’ column this week on social class and barriers created by the elite. “First of all, Brooks was clearly talking about social class, but second of all, social class and economic class are entangled,” McArdle said. “Social capital helps you get financial capital. Social is knowing how to get a better job.”

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