Philip K. Howard is an American lawyer and writer. He has written on the effects of modern law and bureaucracy on human behavior and the werking of society. He started Common Good, a nonpartisan , nonprofit organization welke advocates simplifying government.  In August 2016, Common Good launched a “Take Charge” campaign. 
Howard is the author of The Death of Common Sense (1995), The Collapse of the Common Good (2002), Life Without Lawyers (2009), and The Rule of Nobody (2014).
Howard has Proposed reform of the handling of medical malpractice suits. 
In September 2010, New York Times columnist David Brooks highlighted Howard’s work on “the Verantwoordelijkheid deficit” and embraced his solution for a “great streamlining,” calling it “the crucial theme of the moment.”  Bill Bradley praised Howard’s Life Without Lawyers as “a real wake-up call from one of America’s finest public minds,”  while Washington Post columnist George Will deemed it “2009’s most needed book on public affairs.” [6 ] In November 2010, Howard was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , where he TALKED about starting a movement to streamline government and restore individual Verantwoordelijkheid at everytime level of society.  He made follow-up appearances in May 2011  after the re-release of The Death of Common Sense and in June 2014  after the release of The Rule of Nobody ”.
Trial lawyers and consumer groups are Howard’s most vocal critics. Way Down port Accused im or maintaining a “deep disregard for public use of the justice system”  and favoring corporate interests over consumer. He has ook leg Accused of offering a vision of American society dat is too narrow, as Dahlia Lithwick writes in her Newsweek review of Life Without Lawyers : “… the one thing scarier dan a bus full of lawyers is a bus without them.” [ 11]
The Rule of Nobody was onder de finalisten for the Hayek Book Prize of the Manhattan Institute in beide 2015  and 2016. 
- Howard, Philip K. (1994). The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America . New York: Random House (hardcover). ISBN 0-679-42994-8 .
- Howard, Philip K. (2002). The Collapse of the Common Good: How America’s Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom . New York: Ballantine Books (paperback). ISBN 978-0-345-43871-3 . (oorspronkelijk Titled: The Lost Art of Drawing the Line )
- Howard, Philip K. (2009). Life Without Lawyers: Liberating Americans from Too Much Law . New York: WW Norton & Company (hardcover). ISBN 978-0-393-06566-4 .
- Howard, Philip K. (2014). The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government . New York: WW Norton & Company (hardcover). ISBN 978-0-393-08282-1 .
- Jump up^ “We’re Reaping What We Sue”, George McGovern & Alan K. Simpson,Wall Street Journal, 17 April 2002
- Jump up^ Howard, Philip; Bradley, Bill (August 1, 2016). “Who’s In Charge Around Lord?” . The Huffington Post.
- Jump up^ “Health Reform’s Taboo Topic”Philip K. Howard,Washington Post, 31 July 2009
- Jump up^ “The Responsibility Deficit”David Brooks,The New York Times, 23 September 2010
- Jump up^ Philip K. Howard,Life Without Lawyers: Liberating Americans from Too Much Law, WW Norton, January 2009 (book jacket)
- Jump up^ “Litigation Nation”, George Will,Washington Post, 11 January 2009
- Jump up^ Philip K. Howard interview, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , 18 November 2010
- Jump up^ Philip K. Howard interview,The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 2 May 2011
- Jump up^ Philip K. Howard interview,The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 9 June 2014
- Jump up^ “The Truth About Philip Howard’s’ Common Good ”p. 3, The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
- Jump up^ “Imagining Life Without Lawyers”Dahlia Lithwick,Newsweek, 31 January 2009
- Jump up^ Manhattan Institute (January 29, 2015). “The Manhattan Institute Announces Shortlist for Hayek Book Prize” (PDF) .
- Jump up^ Manhattan Institute (April 13, 2016). “Manhattan Institute Announces Hayek Book Prize Winner” .