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The Collapse of the Common Good: How America's Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom

Philip Howard is a practicing attorney who has emerged as a national leader in legal reform, as the founder and chairman of the Common Good organization. In both this book and his earlier The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America (Random House 1995), Howard describes how America's freedom has been diminished by its lawsuit culture. From "[Howard] tells how seesaws have started to vanish from playgrounds, how teachers are banned from touching students, and how emergency-room staff are blocked from attending to patients off hospital grounds-even if they can see them bleeding to death just 30 feet away. These aren't just speculations, a parade of hypothetical horror stories-they are actual trends and events that Howard describes and documents."

Philip K. Howard, Vice Chairman, Covington & Burling (Ballentine Books, 2002)



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