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A Chief Permitting Officer for Federal Projects: Does Portman-McCaskill Go Far Enough?

Jeff Yoders, MetalMiner, April 16, 2015


Philip Howard is interviewed on the Portman-McCaskill Federal Permitting Improvement Act of 2015.

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Why Our Crumbling Infrastructure Will Never Get Fixed: It’s Held Up by Red Tape

Jeff Yoders, MetalMiner, April 7, 2015


Philip Howard is interviewed for an article on infrastructure approval bureaucracy.

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Dueling Blogposts From Larry Summers and Ben Bernanke

Robert Litan, Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2015


Brookings’ Bob Litan cites The Rule of Nobody in a Wall Street Journal blogpost on the future of economic growth.

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Why Your Bridge Will Never Be Fixed

Philip K. Howard, The Daily Beast, March 23, 2015


Congress won’t fund projects, but even if it did, they’d never get built. Here are three ways to speed the process and add accountability.

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America Today: Burkean Nation?

Robert Heineman, Alfred University, February 28, 2015


In a paper delivered at the Edmund Burke Society Conference at Villanova University, Professor Robert Heineman draws from The Rule of Nobody.

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Jeb Bush’s Sense and Sensibility

Joe Klein, TIME, February 26, 2015


"The Rule of Nobody ... is a road map for de-lawyering and rethinking the regulatory system."

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How Stupid, Redundant, Obsolete Laws Are Paralyzing Us

Philip K. Howard, The Fiscal Times, February 23, 2015


No wonder Washington works so poorly. Imagine if you had to run a business by following every idea that any former manager ever had.

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The Landrieu Plan to Reform Bureaucracy

Quin Hillyer, The Advocate, February 18, 2015


Quin Hillyer cites Philip Howard, The Rule of Nobody in calling for America to scrap its broken civil service system.

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Encouraging Discretion: Countering Overregulation in the 21st Century

Matt Barnes, The Pitt News, January 11, 2015


Pitt News columnist Matt Barnes endorses call for simpler laws with more room for human responsibility.

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Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans

Philip K. Howard, The Daily Beast, December 27, 2014


Instead of providing the framework for freedom, law has replaced it, creating a legal minefield rather than an open field for free choice.

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The Best Big Ideas Of 2014

William O’Connor, The Daily Beast, December 11, 2014


The Daily Beast “scours the shelves to find the year’s best ideas between hardcovers” and finds The Rule of Nobody.

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Do we need a ‘radical simplification’ of law?

David Post, Washington Post, December 8, 2014


Volokh Conspiracy contributor writes about Philip Howard’s “very interesting and thought-provoking” CATO essay “Radically Simplify Law.”

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