The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America

Read in Apr 2015
Book by Philip K. Howard published in 1996

I try my best to write a short summary/review of the books I read, and this is one of them. I typically publish them on Goodreads, but also sync them to here.

Intrigued by the topic I picked up this book, which highlights many issues with the current legal system in America and the overwhelming complexity and problems that arise from arriving at an extreme with law that tries to dictate behaviour, rather than guide it. However, the book is plenty lacking in instances where a better system has been successfuly implemented (other countries, part of the American legal system, a time where it worked better) and focuses a lot more on problematic anecdotes from the past 30 years.