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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The 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014

Geoffrey James, Inc., December 2, 2014

The Rule of Nobody is listed among Inc.’s “seven books that force entrepreneurs to rethink the fundamental assumptions of today's business world.”

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Radically Simplify Law

Philip K. Howard, Cato Institute, November 17, 2014

Modern America is the land of too much law. Like sediment in a harbor, law…

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Infrastructure Roadblock

Philip K. Howard, New York Times, October 28, 2014

Bureaucracy, not ideology, has put the brakes on every recent infrastructure initiative.

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When Humans Lose Control of Government

Philip K. Howard, The Atlantic, September 22, 2014

The Veterans Affairs scandal of falsified waiting lists is the latest of a never-ending stream…

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Goodbye, Organization Man

David Brooks, New York Times, September 15, 2014

As recent books by Francis Fukuyama and Philip Howard have detailed, this is an era…

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Are Nursing Home Regulations Like Cobwebs?

Marshall B. Kapp, The Gerontologist, August 26, 2014

An extensive, complex regulatory regime has had its heyday hovering over the operation of nursing…

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NPR: Book Review

Joan Baum, WSHU: NPR News, August 22, 2014

Joan Baum of Connecticut's WSHU calls The Rule of Nobody "important and provocative."

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No More Cupcakes For You!

Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 5, 2014

Welcome to governing in 2014, when complex written rules are taking precedence over common sense…

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