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)

  • Big Families Are Better for the Environment

    I can’t tell whether Lyman Stone is trolling here, but it makes sense:  …
    Jon Guze, September 20, 2019
  • Disturbing Thought About the Internet

    From Spotted Toad: If the internet were collectively acting as a gradually awakening alien super-intelligence manipulating humans into giving it near total control over their lives, making occasional mistakes and encountering setbacks but correcting &adjusting its course, would it look any different?…
    Jon Guze, September 18, 2019
  • Things could always be worse!

    Last week, CTV reported that, “The Federal Court has ordered Air Canada to pay a total of $21,000 to two francophones for repeated violations of their language rights including seatbelts on which the instruction to “lift” the buckle was marked only in English.” From the CTV story: Michel Thibodeau…
    Jon Guze, September 6, 2019
  • “The Politics of Procreation”

    That’s the title of an interesting piece at Quillette by Joel Kotkin. These passages especially caught my eye: For progressives, the shift to post-familialism promises almost unlimited power, particularly in urban areas. Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg has noted that the singles, particularly single women, represent the…
    Jon Guze, September 6, 2019
  • The left could learn a lot from Marianne Williamson!

    Jon Guze, September 5, 2019
  • Rex Hospital Is Looking for Cuddlers

    CNN reports: Doctors know the healing power of touch, especially for pre-term babies or those born with addiction or other health issues. That’s why Raleigh’s UNC-Rex Birth Center NICU is seeking volunteer cuddlers. “It decreases pain, it decreases the baby’s stress and it helps promote…
    Jon Guze, September 4, 2019
  • “The origin and catalyst for momentous and foundational ideas of western liberal democracy.”

    That’s how a John Locke scholar characterizes a recently discovered manuscript by our namesake.  A recent article in the Guardian describes how the manuscript came to light: Dated to 1667-8, the manuscript titled “Reasons for tolerateing Papists equally with others”, was previously unknown to academia. It had been owned…
    Jon Guze, September 3, 2019
  • Lucky to Be Here, Continued

    Compared to places like New York and California, dating in North Carolina seems to be a bargain: H/T: Only In Boston.
    Jon Guze, August 29, 2019