New Book

What Makes Achieving Regulatory Excellence So Difficult

Scholar examines the distinctive challenges and responsibilities confronting regulators.

A Resource List on Regulatory Capture and Reform

Learn about the history of regulatory capture, its effect on public policy, and remedies for addressing corruption.


Peter Schuck reflects on the opinions of his book, Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better.

The Grand Canyon and the Limits of the Law

Peter Schuck’s book illustrates how the law is an important, though imperfect, tool in preserving natural phenomenon.

The Success of Failure

An appreciation of Peter Schuck’s recent book cataloguing government failures.

Does Government Really “Fail” That Often?

Peter Schuck’s new book should be lauded for its breadth, but questioned for its tone of desperation.

Because It’s Hard

Government fails at times precisely because it is tasked with solving society’s most difficult problems.

If It Doesn’t Work, Maybe Someone Wants It That Way

When American government fails, it is typically because an interested group did not want it to succeed.

The Elusive Quest for Government “Success”

Peter Schuck’s book explains why government fails, raising the question of whether it can ever truly succeed.

Understanding Government Failure

To create better solutions to today’s problems, policymakers must analyze government’s successes and failures.

Is Government Prone to Fail?

Peter H. Schuck’s recent book analyzes the effectiveness of federal domestic policies in the United States.

The Failed Reign of Mandated Disclosure

Recent book highlights flaws in mandatory information disclosure as consumer protection policy.