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The High Cost of Delaying Infrastructure Repairs

Philip K. Howard, Washington Post, May 15, 2015


What is needed for infrastructure approvals is basic: Congress must create clear lines of authority to make decisions.

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Experts Explore Permitting Obstacles to Infrastructure Projects

Timothy B. Clark, Government Executive , May 13, 2015


Tim Clark reports on Common Good’s May 12 Infrastructure Week forum, quoting Philip Howard.

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From the Front Lines of Infrastructure Week

Robyn Boerstling, Shopfloor (National Association of Manufacturers), May 13, 2015


Robyn Boerstling writes about The Rule of Nobody and how its themes apply to America’s infrastructure problem.

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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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