When Humans Lose Control of Government

Philip K. Howard, The Atlantic, September 22, 2014

The Veterans Affairs scandal of falsified waiting lists is the latest of a never-ending stream…

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Goodbye, Organization Man

David Brooks, New York Times, September 15, 2014

As recent books by Francis Fukuyama and Philip Howard have detailed, this is an era…

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Are Nursing Home Regulations Like Cobwebs?

Marshall B. Kapp, The Gerontologist, August 26, 2014

An extensive, complex regulatory regime has had its heyday hovering over the operation of nursing…

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NPR: Book Review

Joan Baum, WSHU: NPR News, August 22, 2014

Joan Baum of Connecticut's WSHU calls The Rule of Nobody "important and provocative."

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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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