No More Cupcakes For You!

Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 5, 2014

Welcome to governing in 2014, when complex written rules are taking precedence over common sense…

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It’s Not Your Founding Fathers’ Republic Any More

Myron Magnet, City Journal, August 4, 2014

How far have we distorted the Constitution that the Founders gave us, and how much…

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Review: The Rule of Nobody

Alexis Carra, The University Bookman, July 27, 2014

It is obvious that the current system of government is failing—higher expenses, increased waste, and…

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Why Government Fails So Often

Timothy B. Clark, Government Executive, July 16, 2014

As Philip Howard also observes in The Rule of Nobody, citizens who don’t particularly trust government…

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The Bureaucratic Blob That Is Ruining America

Maureen Mackey, Fiscal Times, July 14, 2014

Law is supposed to be the foundation of freedom. In a crowded, anonymous world, I…

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Why Government Isn’t Working and How to Make it Better

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner, June 29, 2014

Government just doesn’t work very well. That’s the persuasive thesis of three important books published this year...

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Tipping Point: America’s Government Is Now Broken

Rob Garver, The Fiscal Times, June 26, 2014

Thursday’s Supreme Court decision sharply reined in the president’s ability to fill executive branch positions. It was an authority that was somewhat ill-defined in the past, which at least gave the president some room to maneuver. But no more.

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There’s No Common Sense Anymore

Lenore Skenazy, Reno Gazette-Journal, June 20, 2014

Fortunately--even amazingly--there is an alternative to this kind of bureaucratic lobotomy. As an example, Howard highlights what happened in Australia.

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The Landrieu Plan to Reform Bureaucracy

Quin Hillyer, New Orleans Advocate, June 24, 2014

Landrieu’s expressed goals match a growing national awareness, as explained by best-selling author and efficiency-reform advocate Philip K. Howard...

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Change of Heart

The Economist, June 19, 2014

Mr Howard’s new a plea for America to embrace the same sort of broad, principles-based regulation...

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Nobody’s Fools

F.H. Buckley, American Spectator, June 15, 2014

Howard has written a splendid book, as entertaining as it is alarming, about a serious problem.

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When Leaders Can’t Lead

Timothy B. Clark, Government Executive, June 6, 2014

Howard has a sweeping vision of reform, encompassing simplification of regulatory regimes, more reliance on officials’ sense of what is right in particular circumstances, and less rote judicial review.

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