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Philip K. Howard

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Philip K. Howard is the author of bestselling The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America (Random House, 1995) and is a contributor to the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Howard, an advisor to leaders of both political parties, including Vice President Al Gore and Bob Dole, is a prominent lawyer and civic leader. A native of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, he lives in New York City with his wife and four children.

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Common Sense Government
Works Better and Costs Less
Written by Al Gore
Foreword by Bill Clinton
Introduction by Philip K. Howard


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 20, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Collapse of the Common Good
How America's Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom
Written by Philip K. Howard


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The Collapse of the Common Good
How America's Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom
Written by Philip K. Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 29, 2002
Price: $15.00

Examining the U.S. legal system's efforts to protect individuals against unfair decisions, lawyer, author, and social commentator Philip K. Howard shows how citizens of the United States have inadvertently been stripped of much of their individual freedom. Arguing the need to reintroduce the concepts of authority and hierarchy, he reveals that... Read more >
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The Death of Common Sense
How Law Is Suffocating America
Written by Philip K. Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $16.00

A riveting indictment of governmental bureaucracy and excessive regulations, and a call for individual responsibility.

"We need a new idea of how to govern. The current system is broken. Law is supposed to be a framework of humans to make choices, not the replacement for free choice." So notes Philip K. Howard... Read more >
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The Death of Common Sense
How Law Is Suffocating America
Written by Philip K. Howard


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Lost Art of Drawing the Line
How Fairness Went Too Far
Written by Philip K. Howard


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $13.99

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