About Amy Otto

Amy OttoAmy Otto is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist. Amy is also a contributor at Pocket Full of Liberty and her work has been featured at UK site The Conservative Woman. She’s previously co-hosted The Wrap with Amy & Bruce, a podcast that covered culture and politics weekly. Proud Mom of three. East Coast transplant living in California. Philadelphia Eagles fan. Armchair Oenophile. Amy has been working in healthcare for over 18 years. Her work has ranged from bench science to oversight of drug development and commercialization. Amy received her BS in Biochemistry from University of Delaware and an MBA from Pepperdine University with a focus in Conflict Management and Resolution.


Current Projects

  • Senior Contributor at The Federalist Archived Articles here
  • Executive Editor at Pocket Full of Liberty Archived Articles here
  • The Wrap Podcast Archive Featuring interviews with Mickey Kaus, Glenn Reynolds, David Fredosso, Rick Wilson, Virginia Postrel, Noah Rothman, Charles C. Cooke,Richard Grenell, Myron Ebell, and more
  • Follow me on Twitter at @AmyOtto8


Favorite Quotes
“Never go with a hippie to a second location.” –  30ROCK
“Live every week like it’s Shark Week “- 30ROCK

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as “bad luck.”
Robert Heinlein

“I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or, if they try, they will shortly be out of office.”Milton Friedman

“In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free.”Edward Gibbon


One thought on “About Amy Otto

  1. Lucy Watson

    “Those who assume the government knows best have shown an inability to make assumptions.” Oh, they are perfectly capable of making assumptions — bad ones, especially about human nature. And the problem with that is that the rest of us have to live with their bad assumptions. Amy, I’ve never read your work before, but your article on the toys at McDonald’s (which I read at National Review) has made me a convert for life. Thank you for making the right assumptions and for communicating them so well.

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