Life without lawyers
liberating Americans from too much law
- ISBN: 9780393065664
- Editorial: W.W. Norton & Company Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2009
- Lugar de la edición: New York. None
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 22 cm
- Nº Pág.: 221
- Idiomas: Inglés
Americans are losing the freedom to make sense of daily choices - schools ban the game of tag, doctors waste billions in unnecessary "defensive medicine," managers are trained to avoid candor, and companies plaster inane warnings on everything: "Remove Baby Before Folding Stroller." Philip K. Howard's argument is full of real voices and examples, often darkly humorous, and pointing the way toward the quiet revolution needed to restore our daily freedoms. 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. Law is supposed to protect our freedom, not undermine it.