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)

  • Happy Independence Day!

    And, if by any chance, you’ve got the time and the inclination for some serious thoughts about the significance of the day, here are three interesting peice from the folks at the Volokh Conspiracy: The Declaration of Independence will never be outmoded, as President Coolidge explained…
    Jon Guze, July 4, 2020
  • Slavery didn’t end on June 19, 1865.

    It continued in much of the world throughout the 19th century and into the 20th, and it continues in some places today:   H/T: Nicholas A. Christakis…
    Jon Guze, June 20, 2020
  • Now that’s what I call a V!

    There’s been lot’s of speculation about whether recovery from the COVID-19 resession will be rapid or slow. Recessions with rapid recoveries are often called “V-shaped,” and this chart released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis suggests we’re in the midst of a recovery that’s very v-shaped indeed:  …
    Jon Guze, June 17, 2020
  • Josh Hawley requests investigation of religious liberty violations by state officials

    In a letter delivered to Attorney General William Barr this morning, Sen. Hawley claims: In the past few weeks, state officials across the country have blatantly violated the free exercise and free speech rights of religious Americans. Under the First Amendment, state officials must not treat religious persons…
    Jon Guze, June 9, 2020
  • Are we spending too much on policing and too little on social programs?

    Hardly. This Urban Institute chart tells the story: H/T: CharlesFLehman…
    Jon Guze, June 6, 2020
  • Who wants to get rid of the police?

    Not African Americans! According to a 2015 Roper report, very few black Americans would be willing to have fewer police officers in their neighborhoods, and blacks were more likely to favor a larger police presence that whites.
    Jon Guze, June 5, 2020
  • Who was Frédéric Bastiat?

    New video from IEA:  …
    Jon Guze, June 5, 2020
  • Paul Krugman Refuses to Accept Good News on Jobs

    In a recent Twitter thread he actually suggests the Bureau of Labor Statistics may be cooking the books: H/T: Lyman Stone…
    Jon Guze, June 5, 2020