“The Rule of Nobody” in a Nation of Laws

Encore: May 06, 2015

Most Americans seem to agree that government is not working very well, but they don’t seem to agree on why that’s so. Is it because there’s too much government or too little? Too many laws or too few? Is it because the one-percenters and other special interests have taken government hostage? Or is it because our current political leaders are just not up to the task?

And whatever the reasons, what’s the solution?

Host Rafael Pi Roman spoke with Philip K. Howard, author of the book: The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Governmentabout all of that and more. You can read an excerpt below.

Excerpted from The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government by Philip K. Howard. Copyright © 2014 by Philip K. Howard. Reprinted with permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.


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