Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies
Jon Guze is the Director of Legal Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

Before joining the John Locke Foundation, Jon practiced law in Durham, North Carolina for over twenty years. He received a J.D., with honors, from Duke Law School in 1994 and an A.B. in history from Harvard College in 1972. In between, he studied architecture and, as a Vice President at HOK, Inc., he managed numerous large architectural and engineering projects across the US and in the UK.

Jon lives in Durham, NC with his wife of forty years. He has four children and three grandchildren.

Posts by Jon Guze (page 1)

  • “The Perils of Zero-Sum Worldviews on the Left and Right”

    That’s the title of a thoughtful post by Ilya Somin on the Volokh Conspiracy blog. It’s well worth reading in its entirety, but here are a few excerpts: Some may find it surprising that the perpetrator of the recent horrific New Zealand terrorist attack that killed fifty…
    Jon Guze, March 20, 2019
  • “Do Lower Minimum Wages for Young Workers Raise Their Employment? “

    A study recently published in MIT’s Review of Economics and Statistics suggests the answer is, “Yes.” From the abstract: We estimate the impact of youth minimum wages on youth employment by exploiting a large discontinuity in Danish minimum wage rules at age 18, using monthly payroll records…
    Jon Guze, March 14, 2019
  • Talk About Fake News!

    In a recent Spectator article called “Lying with science: a guide to myth debunking,” Matt Ridley begins by observing that, “Pseudoscience is on the rise – and the media is completely hooked.” After quoting H.L. Mencken (‘The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence…
    Jon Guze, March 8, 2019
  • Vaccinations Do Not Cause Autism!

    That’s the conclusion of a study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study reports the results of following 657, 461 Danish children from 1999 to 2013. From the Abstract: Danish population registries were used to link information on MMR vaccination, autism diagnoses, other childhood…
    Jon Guze, March 5, 2019
  • Hate crime hoaxes are more common than you think.

    In a recent USA Today article about Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax, Wilfred Reilly, an associate professor of political science at Kentucky State University, says: That [the Smollett] case turned out to be a hoax shouldn’t come as too big of a shock. A great many hate crime stories…
    Jon Guze, February 28, 2019
  • Speaking (Even More) of Antinatalists

    It’s not just the New Republic that thinks climate change is a reason not to have kids. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently made the news by asking, “Is it still OK to have kids in the face of climate change.” She asked the question to drum up support for the the…
    Jon Guze, February 26, 2019
  • Speaking of Antinatalists

    To promote an article exploring the case for antinatalism, the New Republic recently tweeted: Which illicit some amusing responses, including these:…
    Jon Guze, February 26, 2019
  • Somebody Needs to Tell the Folks at Planned Parenthood

    In a recent report published by the Institute for Family Studies, economist Lyman Stone comes to a surprising conclusion: “In the vast majority of countries, women can expect to have fewer children than those same women say would be ideal.” The following chart summarizes Stone’s findings: Ironcially, notes…
    Jon Guze, February 26, 2019