Philip K. Howard, Common Good (#248)
Attorney and author Philip K. Howard talks about ideas for restoring the notion of the “common good” in America and reducing the regulatory burden placed on social institutions by fears of legal action.
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Howard is the founder and chair of Common Good, a nonprofit organization that advocates for legal reform in the areas of education, health care, and civil justice. The interview with Howard is a follow-up to his appearance at the 2007 Shakertown Roundtable, which brought together public- and private-sector leaders to discuss the relationship between improving early childhood education and Kentucky’s long-term economic development goals.Howard, a Kentucky native, is an attorney who now lives in New York City, where he is vice chairman of Covington & Burling. He is the author of The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America and The Collapse of the Common Good: How America’s Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom.