UNLOCKING WASHINGTON’S REGULATORY VICE

There’s a non-partisan reform coalition called ‘Common Good’ that offers Americans a new way to look at law and government.  They have some creative ideas about restoring common sense to all three branches of government.  Their key principle is simple, but powerful.  People, not rules, should prevail when assessing the effectiveness of laws and regulations.  So, practicallly speaking, how do you unlock people within bureaucracies to substitute reason for inflexible rules? And how do you focus more on results than process?  Many changes will be required in torder to accomplish their objectives.  Philip K. Howard, the founder of the organization, has enlisted people like Bill Bradley, a Democrat, and Republicans like Alan Simpson, to advocate for changes. We’ll let you in on their thinking on this episode of our podcast.