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Common Good believes that individual responsibility, not mindless bureaucracy, must be the organizing principle of government. We present nonpartisan proposals to radically simplify government and restore the ability of officials and citizens alike to use common sense when advancing public goals.

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Radically Simplify Law

Philip Howard calls for restoring human responsibility as the activating force of law and regulation. (Post includes a 12/9/14 update.)

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Humans vs. Bureaucracy

Philip Howard and Nobel laureate Edmund Phelps draw conclusions from their recent joint forum, "The Future of the Individual."

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