Today is my last day at the helm of OOTS – as of Monday, I am moving to the Huffington Post, to help start a new DC-centric website. Matthew Glans, OOTS’s Out Of The Fire blogger, will be heading up OOTS until a new permanent editor comes on, likely at the end of September. Matt [...]
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Fixing Virginia: Five Interesting Proposals For Getting More Money Into The State Budget
OOTS has five ideas for helping to fix Virginia’s budget.
Amy Law, Vice President Government and Healthcare Strategy for KCI, Inc., is the guest on this week’s FIRE podcast, talking with host Arin Greenwood about new CMS bidding rules that might affect patient access to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. Listen to the podcast here, or subscribe to the FIRE podcast in iTunes.
Is it rational to vote? Many economists say no – this week’s guest on the FIRE podcast says yes. Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and is director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University, and has written several papers on the rationality of voting. On this week’s FIRE podcast, [...]
Study of Medical Device Rules Is Attacked, Unseen, Reports NY Times
The NY Times reports on the battle between allies of the medical device industry and a scientific group that published a reportt examining possible new regulations on the medical device industry. The scientific group, the Institute of Medicine, is scheduled to release a report on Friday that could propose a tougher approval process for a [...]
Kelli Space, a 2009 graduate of Northeastern University, had almost $200,000 worth of student debt when OOTS first spoke with her, in November, 2010. At the time, Space had put up a website – TwoHundredThou.com – to detail her debt. On the site, she asked for donations. She got some donations, some media attention – and quite a lot of criticism, as well.
OOTS News caught up with Space at the end of July, to find out how things have changed for Space since she went public, asking for financial help.
FIRE Podcast – Jody Herman On The Economics Of Same Sex Marriage In RI
Jody Herman, the Peter J. Cooper Public Policy Fellow at UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute, is the guest on this week’s FIRE podcast. Herman talks with host Arin Greenwood about a paper she co-authored, examining the impact of same-sex marriage on Rhode Island’s budget. Listen to the podcast here or download it in iTunes.
Happy Birthday, OOTS
One year ago today, Out Of The Storm News went live. Happy birthday to us.
This week’s FIRE podcast guest is Lorilee Craker, author of Money Secrets of the Amish, talking with host Arin Greenwood about how the Amish handle insurance and other interesting things Craker learned while researching this book. Craker is author of 11 books including Through the Storm, with Britney Spears’s mother Lynne Spears. Listen to the [...]
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