Common Good

  • NY


One Metrotech Center
Suite 1703
United States

About Us

Common Good is a nonpartisan reform coalition that offers Americans a new way to look at law and government.

We propose practical, bold ideas to restore common sense to all three branches of government based on the principles of individual freedom, responsibility, and accountability.

Common Good's philosophy is based on a simple but powerful idea: People, not rules, make things happen. This idea is fundamental to how we write laws and regulations, structure government agencies, and resolve legal disputes. It affects all our lives, every day.

Our mission is to overhaul governmental and legal systems to allow people to make sensible choices. We believe Americans need to be liberated to do their best.

Common Good was founded in 2002 by Philip K. Howard, author of The Death of Common Sense and The Rule of Nobody. Our Advisory Board includes leaders from many areas of society, including former government officials like Senators Bill Bradley and Alan Simpson and Governor Tom Kean.

Common Good is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with operations in New York City and Washington, DC.