Never again will I have to bluff my way through an economics post. Megan McArdle, an economist, writer, blogger and public intellectual, has joined our stable of Atlantic voices. And her office is right next to mine, so she will have to live with my astonishingly asinine queries, like "Explain the China currency debate to me again?"

Here's an excerpt from her first post:

Having a nasty market contraction does not mean that your economy automatically goes down the tubes. It particularly does not mean this in a large, diversified, fully developed economy such as ours.

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