The operating system of modern government is broken. Legacy bureaucracies should be overhauled so that government can deliver results without stifling human initiative. That’s the ambition of the bipartisan Campaign for Common Good, which was launched in June with a petition calling for spring cleaning commissions signed by 100 former government officials, university presidents, business leaders, and experts in public and social policy. They include former governors Mitch Daniels (IN), Kit Bond (MO), Arne Carlson (MN), and Tom Kean (NJ), and former Senators Bill Bradley (NJ), Dave Durenberger (MN), Wyche Fowler (GA), and Alan Simpson (WY).
The Campaign’s Founder Philip K. Howard, civic leader and bestselling author, will join us to discuss its goals and activities and the need to reboot government no matter who wins the presidential election. His government reform ideas have been embraced by the last four US presidents. Most recently, President Trump’s regulations to streamline infrastructure permitting are taken directly from Howard’s influential 2015 white paper “Two Years, Not Ten Years.”
This event will take place virtually on Tuesday, September 15, at 11 a.m. EDT. After opening remarks by Mackinac Center President Joseph Lehman, Philip Howard will be joined in conversation by Mackinac Center Director of Research Michael Van Beek. To RSVP and receive access to the forum, please register below.