Cutting Healthcare Costs: Back to Basics
American healthcare is unlikely to become affordable by layering one or two reforms on top of the current system.
A Drag on Our National Security
A Department of Homeland Security is essential, both political parties agree, to avoid a repeat of the failures of coordination and intelligence that allowed terrorists to slip into the country and clues to be dropped.
Facing the Limits of Law, and of Lawsuits
When establishing the Victim Compensation Fund last year, Congress foresaw a potential legal nightmare.
There Is No ‘Right to Sue’
By Philip K. Howard
American justice has created a crisis in American health care.
Want More Jobs? Clean Up Our Messy Regulatory System
By Philip K. Howard
Creating new jobs requires more than monetary policy.
Philip K. Howard is the rare lawyer who doesn’t shy from criticizing his profession, and particularly the lawyers who populate the government. He has long argued for a common-sense approach to law to reduce the legal strangehold on American society and shake loose the gridlock in Washington.
On September 6, 2018, Philip Howard testified before Congress on the need for infrastructure permitting reform. The hearing – titled “Permitting: Finding a Path Forward” – was held jointly by two subcommittees of the U.S.
Government at every level can only work if officials have responsibility to act sensibly and are held accountable for results.
- In his book, Tailspin, Steven Brill details our nation’s decline over the last half-century into a “land of crumbling roads, galloping income inequality, bitter polarization and dysfunctional government.
Washington is having a hard time getting its act together on infrastructure. The Trump Administration is strongly promoting the streamlining of permitting – a high priority for Common Good – but their funding plan ($200 billion to support $1.5 trillion) is not realistic, since states can’t fill the gap.
On Februrary 12th, the White House issues a “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America.”
In our view, the plan launches an essential public discussion of how to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure in a timely fashion.
(February 28, 2015) Is it possible in America to speak of nationhood and expect patriotic allegiance to what passes for a nation within the boundaries of the United States?
The new year offers several signs that Common Good’s message of simplifying government will resonate in 2018.
Later this month, the Administration is expected to issue an infrastructure plan, including details on its goal to streamline the federal permitting process to two years.