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)

  • Bad News: Homicides Are Up In Charlotte

    The Charlotte Observer reports: Charlotte just posted its highest murder rate in more than a decade, prompting city leaders to say the violence should be treated as a public health crisis. The city’s rate — 11.6 homicides per 100,000 people — is the highest since…
    Jon Guze, January 23, 2020
  • Two North Carolina Cities Make the Top 15 for Jobs, Salaries, and Business

    CNBC reports: Though housing is scarce and wages are stagnant across the country, a lot of American cities are booming: They offer job opportunities, thriving businesses and an abundance of places to live. Personal finance site MagnifyMoney identified America’s biggest “boomtowns” by analyzing…
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2020
  • Some (Slightly) Good News About Families

    At the Institute for Family Studies website, Lyman Stone reports: Nearly 4 in 10 children in America are not residing with their own two, married parents (biological or adoptive). This is according to the recently released 2018 American Community Survey, the largest annual social survey carried out in…
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2020
  • Playing the Long Game Against Socialism

    In “How to Stem the Tide of Socialism,” Amity Shlaes tells the story of an effort to educate the public about the dangers of socialism that paid big dividends in later years: It starts with an executive who worked at General Electric in the 1950s named Lemuel Boulware.
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2020
  • Reviving Reagan’s Stock of Soviet Jokes

    As Ronald Reagan often pointed out, the citizens of the Soviet Union were good at using humor to help them cope with the strain of life under socialism. With Bernie Sanders surging in the polls, and with “democratic” socialism surging on college campuses, it looks like we may soon be…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2020
  • “The truly progressive position is to say people have a right to camp out and sleep in front of a store but not buy a bag of pretzels there.”

    That’s Walter Olson’s take on the left’s current campaign to shut down dollar stores. For a full discussion of this latest piece of progressive lunacy, see Unjust Deserts by Steven Malanga: Communities like Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fort Worth, Birmingham, and Georgia’s DeKalb County have passed restrictions on…
    Jon Guze, January 9, 2020
  • Start the New Year Right with Some Good News!

    Just before Christmas, Matt Ridley published a piece in the Spectator under the title, “We’ve just had the best decade in human history. Seriously.” It’s a good antidote to the usual gloom and doom. Here are some excerpts: Let nobody tell you that the second decade…
    Jon Guze, January 6, 2020
  • An Effusive Review of Neil Gorsuch’s New Book

    The book is A Republic If You Can Keep It, and, in his recent review, the usually acerbic Michael Greve is full of praise: Justice Gorsuch has collected some of his speeches, excerpts from law review articles, and extracts from some of his written opinions, all…
    Jon Guze, December 7, 2019