Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 2)

  • This Is Your Country on Socialism

    Keep your eye on Venezuela! Evolución 1990-2019 del PIB per cápita en Sudamérica a Paridad de Poder de Compra (PPP), dólares de 2011. — Aldo Lema – Chile (@AldoLema_cl) November 2, 2019 For those who are too young to…
    Jon Guze, November 9, 2019
  • More Journalistic Malfeasance by the New York Times

    In a recent twitter thread, Bjorn Lomborg exposes many deliberate distortions in a NYT report on sea level rise due to climate change: It’s a detailed expose, so read the whole thing!…
    Jon Guze, November 4, 2019
  • NYC Is Outsourcing Its Homelessness Problem

    NBC’s San Antonio affiliate reports: More than 12,000 homeless New Yorkers are being relocated to about 370 cities around the country. San Antonio is expected to receive several people from New York, all of who are getting a year’s worth of rent and money for furnishings,…
    Jon Guze, November 4, 2019
  • “Be Cautious with the Precautionary Principle”

    That’s the title of a new paper by Matthew J. Neidell, Shinsuke Uchida, and Marcella Veronesi that was published by National Bureau of Economic Research this month. Here’s the abstract: This paper provides a large scale, empirical evaluation of unintended effects from invoking the precautionary principle after the Fukushima…
    Jon Guze, October 29, 2019
  • When It Comes to Vaping Hysteria, One Picture Says It All

    H/T: Gregory Conley…
    Jon Guze, October 24, 2019
  • Yet Another Study Showing that Occupational Licensing Laws Hurt workers and Consumers

    The paper is “A Welfare Analysis of Occupational Licensing in U.S. States” by Morris M. Kleiner & Evan J. Soltas. Here’s the abstract: We assess the welfare consequences of occupational licensing for workers and consumers. We estimate a model of labor market equilibrium in which…
    Jon Guze, October 22, 2019
  • $15 Minimum Wage Is Hitting NYC Restaurants Hard!

    “Unexpectedly!” From a recent Catalyst article: Minimum wage hikes are bringing unintended consequences to the Big Apple. They’re especially pronounced on the Upper West Side, where a neighborhood staple recently shuttered its doors due to the city’s $15-an-hour minimum wage. At the end of September,…
    Jon Guze, October 16, 2019
  • Gerrymandering from A to Z

    Ugly Gerry is a new font created entirely from Congressional districts. Here are some samples: … It’s not pretty, but gerrymandering never is. H/T: Scott Alexander…
    Jon Guze, October 8, 2019