Death of Common Sense How Law Is Suffocating America

ISBN-10: 0812982746

ISBN-13: 9780812982749

Edition: 2011

Authors: Philip K. Howard
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Description: Distressing, disturbing, devastatingly detailed--this stunning examination of how modern laws are diminishing America exposes the drawbacks of rule-bound government, tells why nothing gets done, reveals the phony pretensions of law, and shows why well-intentioned laws have actually devalued rights. In short, The Death of Common Sense demonstrates how the buck never stops and how ell-meaning laws are creating a nation of enemies. (Poltics/Current Events) From the Hardcover edition.

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Philip K. Howard is the author of The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America. In this book, Howard explains how America's system of government regulation has created bureaucracy, an overabundance of lawsuits, and a legal system that has run amok. Howard discusses his views of how judgment and commonsense have been replaced by distorted rules and regulations that hurt justice more than they help it. Philip K. Howard was born on October 24, 1948, in Atlanta, Ga. After graduating from Yale University and the University of Virginia Law School, he set up a successful private practice. In addition to his writing activities, he has served as a consultant for various government agencies.

The Death of Common Sense
The Buck Never Stops
A Nation of Enemies
Releasing Ourselves
Afterword: Start Over
Author's Note on Reform Activities
Acknowledgments
Sources
Index
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