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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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Fighting Covid-19 in the Red-Tape Nation

Philip K. Howard, City Journal, April 6, 2020


Philip expounds on why a Recovery Authority will be necessary after the COVID-19 crisis, and how it would work.

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After Pandemic Ends, U.S. Needs Recovery Authority to Speed Economic Rebound

Philip K. Howard, USA Today, March 30, 2020


Philip argues that, after the COVID-19 crisis is over, Congress needs to create a “Recovery Authority” to get America back on its feet.

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Centrist or Radical, the Democratic Nominee Must Pledge to Reboot Washington

Philip K. Howard, Newsweek, February 17, 2020


Philip explains why a vision offering system overhaul is important to liberals as well as conservatives.

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Restoring Accountability to the Executive Branch

Philip K. Howard, George Mason Law School, February 6, 2020


Philip writes about how accountability is the lynchpin to reforming the civil service system. The paper was prepared for George Mason Law School's Bureaucracy and Presidential Administration conference.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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