Out of the Storm News is the Heartland Institute’s site from the Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. Here is a weekly round-up of some of the best recent pieces from what we affectionately call OOTS News.
Out of the Storm News recently wrote about the increasing levels of debt that the Build America Bonds were creating for both state and local governments. The municipal bond subsidy, which Steven Malanga called a “debt bomb” is now being pushed by several Senate Democrats to be included in the tax agreement being hammered out between the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans.
Arin Greenwood discusses a fascinating Insurance Journal story about the culture clash in Philadelphia’s suburbs, where Amish roofers have become a big enough commercial force to get non-Amish roofers complaining about unfair competition.
A new story from OOTS News examines a new proposal to expand the ability of credit unions to lend to their member businesses. Can it fill the gap in small business lending?
Brad Laybourne examines celebrity death pools, questioning why they have been outlawed.