Author(s): Philip K. Howard
Award-winning author Philip K. Howard lays out the blueprint for a new American society.
In this brief and powerful book, Philip K. Howard attacks the failed ideologies of both parties and proposes a radical simplification of government to re-empower Americans in their daily choices. Nothing will make sense until people are free to roll up their sleeves and make things work. The first steps are to abandon the philosophy of correctness and our devotion to mindless compliance.
Americans are a practical people. They want government to be practical. Washington cant do anything practically. Worse, its bureaucracy prevents Americans from doing whats sensible. Conservative bluster wont fix this problem. Liberal hand-wringing wont work either. Frustrated voters reach for extremist leaders, but they too get bogged down in the bureaucracy that has accumulated over the past century. Howard shows how America can push the reset button and create simpler frameworks focused on public goals where officialsprepare for the shockare actually accountable for getting the job done.