Philip K. Howard
Remaking Government
Civil Service Reform: Reassert the President’s Constitutional Authority

The civil service, once the elixir to ensure good government, has become a cancer killing good government.

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What Just Happened?
Democracy for an Age of Distrust

Americans now have an historic opportunity to reimagine government. The key is to abandon the centralized operating philosophy which, in thousand-page rulebooks, purports to tell everybody how to do everything. We need to re-empower human agency at all levels of society.

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