Philip K. Howard is the author of Try Common Sense: Replacing the Failed Ideologies of Right and Left. He is the founder of Common Good, a nonprofit that advocates for simplifying government. His book The Rule of Nobody was a finalist for the Manhattan Institute’s Hayek Book Prize. He lives in New York.

Way Beyond the Beltway

The culture of Washington is totally unchangeable. But we can breathe new life into government agencies by taking them out of Washington. Yes, really.

Hailed by David Brooks for seizing "the crucial theme of the moment," lawyer and author Philip K. Howard proposes five ways to liberate America, streamline government, and revive our can-do spirit.