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)

  • Problem Solved!

    WCNC reports that, “The Unknown Brewery may have just accidentally broken an unofficial world record for locating a stolen vehicle.”  How did the Charlotte brewery accomplish that feat? It sent out a tweet offering a free keg party as a reward:   And it posted a similar message…
    Jon Guze, May 17, 2019
  • Well, that’s embarrassing!

    Before they deleted it, the Senate Democrats ran a poll on Twitter that didn’t turn out the way they hoped: H/T: Jim Treacher.
    Jon Guze, May 6, 2019
  • Child Warrior or Wounded Child?

    Thanks to her “school strike for the climate,” a 15-year-old Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg has become an international celebrity and the object of effusive praise by intellectual, political, and religious leaders from all over the world. In a recent Quillette article, however, Paulina Neuding offers an account that…
    Jon Guze, April 24, 2019
  • “Why has college cost increased so much in last 40 years?”

    Chris Arnade posed that question on Twitter. Tim Duy’s response seems about right to me: At a very basic level, I think the fundamental issue is that we switched from subsidizing supply via state support for higher education to subsidizing demand via easy access to student…
    Jon Guze, April 23, 2019
  • Sounds Reasonable to Me

    In a thoughtful review of a Eric Kaufmann’s Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities, National Review’s Robert VerBruggen offers a sensible, middle of the road position on immigration:  The current immigration system is a complete disaster. We hand out a million…
    Jon Guze, April 18, 2019
  • Just in Time for Tax Day

    Justin Bogie has posted a chart at the Daily Signal that shows where your tax money goes: Pretty scary!…
    Jon Guze, April 15, 2019
  • Hard to Believe She Taught Law at Harvard

    Here’s Walter Olson’s description of Elizabeth Warren’s latest proposal: Presidential candidate and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) wants to see more business people behind bars, and she’s not fussy about how to make that happen. In a Washington Post op-ed last week she unveiled a new …
    Jon Guze, April 10, 2019
  • “Gettysburg and Us: Reflections on the Civil War and our current state of division”

    That’s the title of a recent City Journal post in which  E.M. Oblomov compares the current conflict between left and right with the older conflict between North and South. Here’s an excerpt: Our current politics is sometimes described as a “cold civil war,” but I don’t think that’s…
    Jon Guze, April 9, 2019