The Death of Common Sense

The Death of Common Sense

How Law is Suffocating America

By Philip K. Howard

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

Publication Date: March 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.

About the Author
Philip K. Howard, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Death of Common Sense, is the chair of Common Good. He lives in New York City.