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The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking:
“What’s the right thing to do?”

What’s wrong in Washington is deeper than you think. Sure, there’s gridlock, polarization, and self-dealing. But hidden underneath is something bigger and more destructive. It’s a broken governing system. From that comes wasteful spending, rising debt, failing schools, expensive healthcare, and economic hardship.

Wonder why nothing works and leaders don’t lead? When rules dictate daily choices, nobody has authority––or responsibility––to get things done. Bureaucracy, regulation, and outmoded law tie our hands and confine policy choices. Nobody asks, “What’s the right thing to do?” Instead, they wonder, “What does the rule book say?”

In The Rule of Nobody, Philip K. Howard gives us an entirely new way to look at law and government. This insightful, powerful book explains how America went wrong and offers a sensible guide for how to liberate human ingenuity to meet the challenges of this century.

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Upcoming Appearances

Lawyer’s Club of San Diego

March 15, 2014 12PM

Philip speaks on adopting a system that prioritizes principles over rules.

Non Members welcome, please RSVP Here.

Lawyer’s Club of San Diego

March 15, 2014 12PM

Philip speaks on adopting a system that prioritizes principles over rules.

Non Members welcome, please RSVP Here.

Recent Appearances

Lawyer’s Club of San Diego

Philip is the guest speaker discussing life where accountability is brought back to cure the shackles of endless bureaucracy.

Read Philip’s Speech Here..

Lawyer’s Club of San Diego

Philip is the guest speaker discussing life where accountability is brought back to cure the shackles of endless bureaucracy.

Read Philip’s Speech Here..

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