Philip K. Howard is an American lawyer and author. His known works are The Death of Common Sense and The Collapse of the Common Good. He is chairman of Common Good, a bipartisan legal reform coalition.
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The utopian urge that prompted us in recent decades to write the world's thickest instruction manual, naming it the law of the land, has led us to invent a device that, like detailed rules, also avoids the untidiness of human judgment. It goes by an ancient name, process, but its purpose is new. It once existed to help humans make responsible decisions. Process now has become an end in itself.
The Death of Common Sense, ISBN 0-679-42994-8, p. 60.