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.
Philip K. Howard, Newsweek, February 13, 2019
Newsweek excerpts Philip’s Try Common Sense.
Jonathan Leaf, City Journal, February 12, 2019
City Journal reviews Philip’s Try Common Sense, writing: “Try Common Sense runs to barely more than 160 small pages. Its significance and scope, however, are the equal of much thicker books.”
Robert Litan, Washington Post, February 10, 2019
Brookings’ Bob Litan reviews Try Common Sense in the Washington Post, writing: “He makes a convincing case that in many ways government doesn’t work.”
Philip K. Howard, Niskanen Center, February 5, 2019
The Niskanen Center excerpts portions of Try Common Sense, including "Ten principles for a practical society."
Philip K. Howard, Center on Capitalism and Society, February 4, 2019
Philip prepared this essay, adapted in part from Try Common Sense, for a February 2019 forum co-hosted by Common Good and the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University.
Philip K. Howard, American Interest, February 1, 2019
In an essay adapted in part from Try Common Sense, Philip diagnoses the bureaucratic causes of public failure, economic repression, and voter alienation.
RealClear Books, February 1, 2019
RealClear Books names Philip’s Try Common Sense “Book of the Week,” writing: “Howard picks up where he left off with 'The Death of Common Sense’…tapping into bipartisan unrest and prescribing three basic reforms…in an effort to restore power to the people.”
Philip K. Howard, New York Post, January 27, 2019
Philip argues that Washington can’t be repaired, it must be replaced. He proposes a basic proposal for how Washington can work again: Replace the dense bureaucracy, and put humans in charge again.
Nick Gillespie, Reason, January 16, 2019
Nick Gillespie discusses Philip’s new book, Try Common Sense, arguing that Philip “offers up concrete proposals not just to reform government but to route around it and get on with our lives already.”
Robert Whitcomb, GoLocalProv, January 13, 2019
Robert Whitcomb discusses Philip’s proposal in Try Common Sense to move federal agencies out of Washington, writing: “Such moves would liberate more federal employees to take decisions in the public interest.”