New York Daily News: Build Big Without Wasting Billions


New York is at the cusp of a major infrastructure building boom, but an obsolete New York statute from the 19th century called the Scaffold Law has already wasted $200 million on one project — the new Mario Cuomo (Tappan …

Ripon Forum: Fixing the Civil Service


By Philip K. Howard April 28, 2017

Americans think Washington is broken.  That’s why they elected a tough-talking outsider as president.  But fixing Washington requires more than one person; it requires a new operating system that allows people to make …

New York Daily News: Shred the Red Tape


President Trump has signaled that one of his next big initiatives will be to jump-start a trillion-dollar program to rebuild America’s fraying infrastructure. As a former builder, Trump would seem to be uniquely qualified to oversee this initiative.

Rebuilding infrastructure …

American Interest: Democracy for an Age of Distrust


By Philip K. Howard November 16, 2016

Americans now have an historic opportunity to reimagine government. The
key is to abandon the centralized operating philosophy which, in thousandpage
rulebooks, purports to tell everybody how to do everything. We need to…