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“We need a new idea of how to govern. The current system is broken. Law is supposed to be a framework for humans to make choices, not the replacement for free choice.” So notes Philip K. Howard in the new Afterword to his explosive manifesto The Death of Common Sense. Here Howard offers nothing less than a fresh, lucid, practical operating system for modern democracy. America is drowning—in law, lawsuits, and nearly endless red tape. Before acting or making a decision, we often abandon our best instincts. We pause, we worry, we equivocate, and then we divert our energy into trying to protect ourselves. Filled with one too many examples of bureaucratic overreach, The Death of Common Sense demonstrates how we—and our country—can at last get back on track.
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A useful introductory essay that falters in failing to provide a definition of the ``common sense'' Howard says is needed to reform our regulatory system.Read Full Review of The Death of Common Sense: Ho... | See more reviews from Kirkus
This book provides a devastating critique of the blizzard of rules and regulations that government has promulgated in the past century and the damage they have caused to our society & our economy.Read Full Review of The Death of Common Sense: Ho...
The book provides numerous examples of how bureaucratic rigidity, costly and ineffective regulation, and overly complex procedural rules have superseded good judgement and common sense.Read Full Review of The Death of Common Sense: Ho...
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