Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 2)

  • Make appliances great again (and keep them that way)!

    At the Reason blog, Sam Rutzick reports: In October, Trump’s Department of Energy finalized a rule establishing a new product class for residential dishwashers that will have a normal cycle time of up to one hour and that can use five gallons of water per cycle. Those…
    Jon Guze, November 13, 2020
  • “Firearms and Violence Under Jim Crow”

    That’s the title of a new paper by Clemson economists Michael D. Makowsky and Patrick L. Warren. From  the Abstract: We assess firearm access in the U.S. South by measuring the fraction of suicides committed with firearms. Black residents of the Jim Crow South were disarmed, before…
    Jon Guze, November 11, 2020
  • Veterans Day Flashback

    Two years ago, in a Veterans Day piece called “Remembering World War I,” I  suggested that the Great War and its aftermath has something important to teach us about the value and fragility of our liberal, democratic institutions. Sadly, the need to learn that lesson is even more urgent today…
    Jon Guze, November 11, 2020
  • “By censoring the Hunter Biden story the MSM has destroyed its ability to convince Americans there was no vote fraud”

    The title speaks for itself, but you can read the whole thing here.
    Jon Guze, November 8, 2020
  • NBER Study Finds Occupational Licensing Laws Inhibit Labor Mobility

    The paper, “Occupational Licensing and Labor Market Fluidity,” was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Here are some highlights from the authors’ summary of their findings: We use public individual level survey data from the Current Population Survey and the Survey of Income and Program…
    Jon Guze, November 5, 2020
  • “The lockdowns must end”

    That’s the subtitle of a recent Manhattan Institute peice by John Tierney. Here are the opening paragraphs: Lockdowns are typically portrayed as prudent precautions against Covid-19, but they are surely the most risky experiment ever conducted on the public. From the start, researchers have…
    Jon Guze, October 8, 2020
  • Raleigh takes top spot in ASU “Doing Business in North America” report

    The report, which is prepared each year by the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, provides objective measures of the scale and scope of business regulations in 130 cities across 92 states, provinces, and federal districts of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
    Jon Guze, October 5, 2020
  • Besty DeVos’ Department of Education is investigating systemic racism at Princeton

    In an announcement sent on Wednesday to Princeton’s President, Christopher L. Eisgruber, DOE explained that the investigation had been triggered by an open letter that he sent to the university community on 9/2. From the DOE announcement: Since you became President in 2013, and in exchange…
    Jon Guze, September 18, 2020