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 $15 Minimum Wage Is Here. Why We Need $33 an Hour.”

    No, it’s not the Onion; it’s the New York Times. Columnist Ginia Bellafante explains: On Jan. 1, the new minimum wage, set at $15 an hour, went into effect in New York City, and most companies employing more than 10 people have to pay it. … But…
    Jon Guze, January 19, 2019
  • Double Standards at UNC Asheville?

    According to Campus Reform: The University of North Carolina-Asheville is defending a decision to host Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory for a lecture, despite concerns of alleged anti-Semitism on her part. … On one occasion, Mallory called black nationalist minister Louis Farrakhan “the GOAT,” or…
    Jon Guze, January 9, 2019
  • At Last — Some Good News About Copyrights

    No, Etta James’ 1960 classic recording hasn’t entered the public domain, and the original score by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren hasn’t entered it either. Nevertheless, quite a few works will enter the public domain in 2019, and, as Duke’s Center for the Study of Public Domain reports,…
    Jon Guze, January 8, 2019
  • About Those Tariffs

    Now that trade wars are back in fashion, a recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research seems particularly timely. The paper is “Macroeconomic Consequences of Tariffs” by Davide Furceri, Swarnali A. Hannan, Jonathan D. Ostry, and Andrew K. Rose. If the authors’ conclusion (which I’ve highlighted in…
    Jon Guze, January 7, 2019
  • Retiring Judge Ann Marie Calabria Receives Well-Deserved Award

    The North Carolina Judicial Branch recently announced that Judge Calabria, who has served on the N.C. Court of Appeals since 2003, will retire as of 12/31/18. Also retiring at the end of the year is Judge Richard A. Elmore, who served with Judge Calabria throughout her tenure on the…
    Jon Guze, December 17, 2018
  • “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

    A topical tweet by David Burge:  …
    Jon Guze, December 9, 2018
  • About those “Consent Videos”

    Lyman Stone retweeted this thread:…
    Jon Guze, December 7, 2018