Can American Government Be Fixed?

Philip K. Howard is a lawyer, civic leader, and writer whose work addresses the effects of an overly complex legal code on our governing system and daily lives. He will visit Wesleyan on Wednesday, February 4 to discuss his latest book, The Rule of Nobody, wherein he argues that the American government is paralyzed by detailed, outmoded laws, and advocates for a radically simplified system.

Howard is the author of the best-seller The Death of Common Sense, as well as The Collapse of the Common Good and Life Without Lawyers. He writes periodically for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post and has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, among other programs. He has advised national political leaders for fifteen years, and is the founder of Common Good, a nonpartisan reform coalition. You can watch his Ted Talk here.

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free!