Various Publications, February 1, 2019
Read reviews and endorsements of Philip’s new book, Try Common Sense, including from TIME and Kirkus Reviews, as well as leading thinkers such as Jonathan Haidt, Mary Ann Glendon, and Sen. Al Simpson.
Review: Draining the Swamp? This BlockBuster Book Shows How, While Enhancing Safety Nets And Making Our Lives Better
Steve Forbes, Forbes, August 31, 2019
Steve Forbes reviews Try Common Sense, calling it “a small book with blockbuster content."
Philip K. Howard, Forbes, July 12, 2019
Philip explains how the presidential candidates are missing a huge opportunity to attract voters.
Philip K. Howard, America Magazine, June 14, 2019
America Magazine excerpts Try Common Sense.
Quin Hillyer, Washington Examiner, June 6, 2019
Quin Hillyer writes that Try Common Sense is “masterful” and “engrossingly readable and wise.” He concludes: “Demand that your elected officials read it – and act according to Howard’s advice.”
Gillian Tett, Financial Times, June 6, 2019
Gillian Tett calls Try Common Sense “a thunderous little book.”
Charlotte Allen, Law & Liberty, May 27, 2019
Charlotte Allen describes Try Common Sense as “an engagingly written and never-dull aperçu that pinpoints with deadly accuracy in only a few pages so much that is wrong with the current American administrative state.”
Philip K. Howard, The Hill, May 18, 2019
Philip lays out three reforms that should be enacted as the foundation of any infrastructure bill, including permitting reform, creating a National Infrastructure Board, and creating a funding plan that is half cutting waste and half new taxes.
Marshall B. Kapp, Florida Bar Journal, May 1, 2019
Marshall Kapp of the Florida State University College of Medicine reviews Try Common Sense, writing that the book will likely appeal “to tomorrow’s statesmen interested in promoting the kind of governing philosophy integral to the design and practical functioning of a good...society.”
Philip K. Howard, The Hill, April 13, 2019
Philip defines a radical centrist platform for 2020. “The best model for modern government is to revive the framework of democratic responsibility designed by the Framers,” he writes. “Replace red tape with human responsibility at all levels of society.”
Philip K. Howard, Daily Beast, March 18, 2019
Philip argues that what’s needed in 2020 is not just a new centrist candidate, but a new party aimed at fixing broken government and liberating Americans to make practical choices.