The Death of Common Sense

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The Death of Common Sense

How Law is Suffocating America

By Philip K. Howard

Warner Books (NY), Paperback, 9780446672283, 213pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1996


This concise and eloquent manifesto shows how the excess of government regulations does not protect Americans but instead acts as legal quicksand, stifling growth and creating paralyzing overbureaucratization. Using blood-boiling examples of government regulations run amok, Howard reveals a society in which rules have replaced thinking--allowing law to infiltrate the nooks and crannies of everyday life.