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The Lost Art of Drawing the Line: How Fairness Went Too Far
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The Lost Art of Drawing the Line: How Fairness Went Too Far by Philip K. Howard

The Lost Art of Drawing the Linewill appall and irritate and entertain readers every bit as much as Philip Howards first book. Why is it that no one can fix the schools? Why do ordinary judgements fill doctors with fear? Why are seesaws disappearing from playgrounds? Why has a wave of selfish people overtaken America? In our effort to protect the individual against unfair decisions, we have created a society where no ones in charge of anything. Silly lawsuits strike fear in our hearts because judges dont think they have the authority to dismiss them. Inner-city schools are filthy and mired in a cycle of incompetence because no one has the authority to decide whos doing the job and whos not. When no ones in charge, we all lose our link to the common good. When principals lack authority over schools, of what use are the parents views? When no one can judge right and wrong, why not be as selfish as you can be? Philip Howard traces our well-meaning effort to protect individuals through the twentieth century, with the unintended result that we have lost much of our individual freedom. Buttressed with scores of stories that make you want to collar the next self-centered jerk or hapless bureaucrat,The Lost Art of Drawing the Linedemonstrates once again that Philip Howard is trying to drive us all sane.

Author: Philip K. Howard

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 2001-04-24

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ISBN: 0375504222


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