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by Richard Poe,Philip K. Howard


Philip K. Howard is a lawyer and the author of The Death of Common Sense. This book offers some ideas. This book is still very timely about the situation. I highly recommend this book to anyone who about the health of the United States

Philip K. He has advised leaders of both parties on legal and regulatory reform. Howard grew up in small towns in the South and is the son of a Presbyterian minister. He is a managing partner of an international law firm and lives in Manhattan with his wife. They have four children. I highly recommend this book to anyone who about the health of the United States. I plan on reading more books by this author.

This book is still very timely about the situation. However, Howard gives insufficient attention to the possibility that the government has spread itself too thin. Empowering unelected bureaucrats to exercise seat of the pants judgment in addressing all of the issues in which the government is involved might be more efficient than the present arrangement, but would the country like the results?

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Howard identifies three specific ways in which administrative law acts to banish common sense. First, comprehensive regulatory schemes often sound good This short book should be required reading for anyone seeking to enter politics or government service

Howard identifies three specific ways in which administrative law acts to banish common sense. First, comprehensive regulatory schemes often sound good This short book should be required reading for anyone seeking to enter politics or government service. The author, Philip K. Howard, is a practicing attorney in New York City. He argues that American administrative law is strangling the country and its economy, and must be radically reformed to allow us to re-insert common sense into the system. Howard identifies three specific ways in which administrative law acts to banish common sense.

Howard is the author of The Death of Common Sense (1995), The Collapse of the Common Good (2002) .

Howard is the author of The Death of Common Sense (1995), The Collapse of the Common Good (2002), Life Without Lawyers (2009), The Rule of Nobody (2014), and Try Common Sense (2019). The Death of Common Sense, which criticized over-regulation and excessive litigation, became a bestseller.

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So notes Philip K. Howard in the new Afterword to his explosive manifesto The Death of Common Sense

So notes Philip K. Howard in the new Afterword to his explosive manifesto The Death of Common Sense. 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.

Howard believes that people have become less concerned personal responsibility and looking for ways to. .

Howard believes that people have become less concerned personal responsibility and looking for ways to solve themselves of responsibility and the simple remedy where such remedy is not warranted. Howard further shows that we have made enemies of ourselves to our litigious. nature and this has he wrote a great deal of America’s moral structure. This on this may seem heavy-handed and in a way it is, but Howard presents a good argument that their needs to be some sort of reform in the judicial process.

Xmatarryto
First, the scary part. This book was published nearly 25 years ago. The stories about the abuses condoned by are legal system are appalling, but they are old stories. What one has to wonder and worry about is how many more situations that have occurred in the last 25 years. You can be assured the legal system and people's state of mind hasn't improved (i.e. returned to normalcy) in that time.

The message is quite clear: our legal system is very sick, if not broken. The result is that no one wants to take responsibility for fear of being sued or inconvenienced. Plus, the definition of "rights" has been so badly distorted by legislation and court system that the social and actual costs to Americans is becoming intolerable. The direction we are all heading is only making the conditions worse. Something has to change, but how long are we willing to wait?

The politicians have us bouncing off the walls. Obama promoted change and now Trump wants to drain the swamp, but neither have addressed the source problem; the legal system needs to be renovated in the extreme. This book offers some ideas.

This book is still very timely about the situation. I highly recommend this book to anyone who about the health of the United States. I plan on reading more books by this author.
Zyangup
The bloated bureaucracy; the rules; the laws; the regulations; are so integral to our lives that we no longer would recognize a life without these burdensome evils. We continue blindly with no discretion, a growing behemoth, with no end in sight; this was never meant to be. With the thousands upon thousands of pages of rules and regulations we believe we can remove all conceivable risks, contemplate every eventuality, plan for everything; all in the name of "rights", and fairness. What is meant for good, and to bring about harmony, only results in stagnation, closed businesses, higher prices, less choice, rise of litigation, etc. We all pay a price. Ingenuity pays a price. Ironically, "[t]he more precise we try to make law, the more loopholes are created". Mandated perfection only ends in the opposite, along with an incredible waste of money and manpower, not to mention it treats individuals as criminals. This Expansion of law into agencies and programs was never meant to be. Three big culprits (though there are many) are OSHA, EPA, and the USDA.

Howard says this emotionally based attitude has replaced humanity; and, that it has its roots in rationalism. He gives numerous examples, with many rulings so ridiculous even to the point of laughable. Although Wilson's "Great Society" and Roosevelt's "New Deal" (whom he quotes) spawned this form of bureaucracy it still took many more presidents to bring us to this point. These two progressives probably never envisioned it to this degree. It takes more than an individual, it requires an unbridled beast--the first beast--government. His sources are lengthy for so compact a volume. There is also a lengthy bibliography, but it would have been helpful to add endnotes.

We need to get back to individual responsibility; the direction we're headed is simply not attainable.

"The virtue of rights, at least to the advocates, is that they are absolute. What's a little inefficiency when there is complete justice for me? Absolutes sound good, but generally leave behind a landscape of paradoxes and bruised victims."
Faell
This is a panoramic review of government regulation run amok, with many arresting examples. The material seems somewhat dated, e.g., references to the Bush era refer to Bush 41, but still relevant. There has been little progress in solving any of the issues that are discussed, if memory serves, aside from occasional suspension of burdensome, time-consuming rules during emergencies. (Thus, as related on p. 172, the Santa Monica freeway was rebuilt in 66 days after the 1994 earthquake in Los Angeles.)

"The Death of Common Sense" consists of four long chapters, presented without an introduction or conclusion. They deal with (1) the impossibility of devising laws and regulations that will sensibly address every variation and permutation of a given problem without the need for human judgment; (2) the pitfalls of elevating legal process over objectives; (3) the destructive consequences of creating "rights" for more and more disadvantaged groups without much heed to the burdens imposed on the rest of the population; and (4) the author's proposed solution to the problems discussed, which is for all concerned to stop looking to the law as a source for "final answers."

Howard is not averse to government regulation as such; indeed he lauds the accomplishments of the New Deal (pp. 77-78) when administrators could act with lightning speed because their brand new agencies were writing on a blank slate. The passage of the Administrative Procedure Act shortly after World War II (p. 78) started things on a downward track, in his telling, from which it has never recovered.

It is refreshing that an attorney would write a book so critical of his own profession, and most of the specifics ring true. However, Howard gives insufficient attention to the possibility that the government has spread itself too thin. Empowering unelected bureaucrats to exercise seat of the pants judgment in addressing all of the issues in which the government is involved might be more efficient than the present arrangement, but would the country like the results?
The Death of Common Sense ebook
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Richard Poe,Philip K. Howard
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