Past Event

Philip Howard: Is Democracy Killing Itself?

Tue, Jun 5 2012 - 12:00pm

Is Democracy Killing Itself?

Philip Howard, Attorney, Chair, Common Good; Author, Life Without Lawyers: Restoring Responsibility in America and The Death of Common Sense

Is government dysfunction inevitable, or the result of too many laws making everyone powerless? Howard contends that “our mature democracy is so encrusted with accumulated laws and mandates that it no longer has the capacity to make the sound and informed choices needed to meet the challenges of the times.” Come hear a top lawyer make the case for common sense and fewer laws.

MLF: Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost:
$20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond