I couldn’t say it better

“Americans are losing the freedom to make sense of daily choices’¬ ;teachers can’t maintain order in the classroom, managers are trained to avoid candor, schools ban the game of tag, and companies plaster inane warnings on everything: “Remove Baby Before Folding Stroller.”Philip K. Howard’s urgent and elegant argument is full of examples, often darkly humorous. He describes the historical and cultural forces that led to this mess, and he lays out the basic shift in approach needed to fix it. Today we are flooded with rules and legal threats that prevent us from taking responsibility and using our common sense. We must rebuild boundaries of law that affirmatively protect an open field of freedom. The stories here will ring true to every reader. The analysis is powerful, and the solution unavoidable. What’s at stake, Howard explains in this seminal book, is the vitality of American culture.

SOMEONE BUY ME THESE TWO BOOKS!

The Death of Common Sense and The World Without Lawyers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/life-without-lawyers-philip-k-howard/1012815560?ean=9780393065664&itm=1&usri=life%2bwithout%2blawyers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/death-of-common-sense-philip-k-howard/1100192816?ean=9780812982749&itm=1&usri=death%2bof%2bcommon%2bsense

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Common sense is not so common – Voltaire

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One response to “I couldn’t say it better

  1. “The burden of originality is one that most people don’t want to accept. They’d rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they’re supposed to like, what they’re supposed to buy, and what they’re supposed to laugh at. You have Beavis and Butt – Head telling you what music you’re allowed to like and not like, and you’ve got sitcoms that have canned laughter that lets you know when to laugh if you’re too stupid to know when the joke is – people are too lazy and too stupid to think for themselves because America has raised them like that.”–Marilyn Manson

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