The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
Philip K. Howard presents
Fixing Broken Government
Philip K. Howard is a conservative who inspires standing ovations from liberal audiences (short example here.) He says that governance in America---from the capitol to the classroom---has achieved near-total dysfunctionality by accumulating so many layers of piecemeal legalisms that the requirements of navigating them has replaced any hope of getting actual justice or effectiveness. Most attempts to fix the problems have made them worse. Howard thinks they can be fixed in a way that restores core functionality.
Howard is the author of Life Without Lawyers (2009) and Death of Common Sense (1994) and is the founder and chair of Common Good, a reform advocacy nonprofit.
Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand
Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary seats.
There will be a reception at The Long Now Museum & Store following the Seminar.
About the Series:
The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.
Official Website: http://longnow.org/seminars/02011/jan/18/fixing-broken-government/
Added by Long Now on December 15, 2010