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Try Common Sense Reviews and Endorsements

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.

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Pulling Out of Polarization

Philip K. Howard, The Hill, October 6, 2019


Philip argues that polarization is the result, in part, of the bureaucratic paralysis that makes it impossible to win votes by getting things done.

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Reboot Washington to Restore Honor to Public Service

Philip K. Howard, Regulatory Review, September 12, 2019


In a series for the Penn Program on Regulation, Philip argues why we have a once-in-a-generation chance to remake both the civil service and framework of modern government.

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America Needs a National Infrastructure Board

Philip K. Howard, American Infrastructure, October 1, 2019


Philip expounds upon his call for the creation of a National Infrastructure Board in order set priorities, expedite approvals, and avoid pork barrel waste.

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Promising the Moon, Ignoring Broken Government

Philip K. Howard, Washington Examiner, September 9, 2019


Philip writes about how, despite voter desire for reform, the Democratic presidential candidates have failed express a commitment to overhaul Washington.

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Philip K. Howard Resets the Rules

Quest, August 4, 2019


Philip is profiled by Quest magazine, offering his thoughts on how Washington can—and should—be fixed.

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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."

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Historic Political Opportunity Hiding In Plain Sight

Philip K. Howard, Forbes, July 12, 2019


Philip explains how the presidential candidates are missing a huge opportunity to attract voters.

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Excerpt: Can Common Sense Fix Our Broken Democracy?

Philip K. Howard, America Magazine, June 14, 2019


America Magazine excerpts Try Common Sense.

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Review: No, Really, 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.”

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Review: Regulation Nation: Is a Surplus of Rules Strangling US Business?

Gillian Tett, Financial Times, June 6, 2019


Gillian Tett calls Try Common Sense “a thunderous little book.”

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Review: The Limits of Common Sense

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.”

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