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Entries by Philip K. Howard from 05/2014

A Ray of Hope: Bureaucratic Disarmament in NYC Schools

| Posted 05.02.2014 | Education

Bureaucracy kills the human spirit. It's that simple. A teacher who is forced to trudge through mindless protocols cannot possibly be enthusiastic. Inspiring students is impossible when the teacher is forced to act like a bureaucratic robot.

Howard's Daily: Trust the Government?

| Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

Government today is a tangled jungle of incoherent law and regulation because we look to words, rather than personal responsibility, as the way of safeguarding against error.

Howard's Daily: Good Government Versus Less Government

| Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Government will never get fixed until humans within it are allowed the flexibility that goes along with taking responsibility. Only then can democracy hold them accountable for the many failings of modern government.