Maureen Mackey, Fiscal Times, July 14, 2014
Law is supposed to be the foundation of freedom. In a crowded, anonymous world, I…
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...
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.
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.
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...
The Economist, June 19, 2014
Mr Howard’s new book...is a plea for America to embrace the same sort of broad, principles-based regulation...
F.H. Buckley, American Spectator, June 15, 2014
Howard has written a splendid book, as entertaining as it is alarming, about a serious problem.
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.
Philip K. Howard, Washington Post, May 23, 2014
Americans know government is broken, but a vital piece of change is missing. The widespread public dissatisfaction has no center of gravity.
Kyle Peterson, Washington Times, May 18, 2014
Mr. Howard argues that in practice, attempting to address every permutation of public policy — in writing, before the fact — is a "bad form of central planning: that "values compliance over results."
Manuela Hoelterhoff, Bloomberg, May 19, 2014
We now have several billion words of binding law and regulation. Any one law or regulation is beyond the capacity of even a team of lawyers to understand.