Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 2)

  • Coronavirus: If Matt Ridley’s Worried, We Should All Be Worried

    In a recent opinion piece called “Coronavirus is the wolf on the loose,”English science writer Matt Ridley begins by saying: In Aesop’s fable about the boy who cried “Wolf!”, the point of the tale is that eventually there was a wolf, but the boy was not believed…
    Jon Guze, March 11, 2020
  • The UN General Assembly has voted to make Venezuela a member of its Human Rights Council

    If that sounds crazy to you, you’re not alone. Here’s what Terry Glavin said about it in a recent article in McClean’s: Headquartered in the pleasant surroundings of the Palais des Nations overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland, the UN Human Rights Council, which replaced the…
    Jon Guze, March 5, 2020
  • Supreme Court Says Kansas Can Prosecute Illegal Immigrants for Identity Theft

    From the Syllabus: Kansas makes it a crime to commit “identity theft” or engage in fraud to obtain a benefit. Respondents, three unauthorized aliens, were tried for fraudulently using another person’s Social Security number on the W–4’s and K–4’s that they submitted upon obtaining employment. They had used…
    Jon Guze, March 5, 2020
  • Looks like William F. Buckley was right about Harvard.

    On more than one occasion, Buckley said, “I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.” A recent survey by the Harvard Crimson suggests he…
    Jon Guze, March 5, 2020
  • Doesn’t fit the narrative!

    A scholarly paper released last week finds “No evidence of any systematic bias against manuscripts by women in the peer review process of 145 scholarly journals.” From the Abstract: This article examines gender bias in peer review with complete data on 145 journals in various fields of…
    Jon Guze, March 4, 2020
  • Yet Another Reason to Oppose Bag Bans

    In “A Mixed Bag: The Hidden Time Costs of Regulating Consumer Behavior,” which was published this week by the University of Chicago Press, Rebecca L. C. Taylor finds: The nonmonetary costs consumers experience from regulations are challenging to quantify and, thus, easily overlooked. Using quasi-experimental policy variation and…
    Jon Guze, February 24, 2020
  • The gun guy and illegal militia founder who became President: George Washington

    That’s the title of a piece by David Kopel that appeared at the Volokh Conpiracy on Monday. I’m a bit late reposting it, but it’s still worth reading even though Presidents’ Day has passed. Here are some excerpts: Presidents’ Day should be a day of reflection on…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2020
  • “The anti-fracking movement is to geology as the anti-vaxx movement is to medicine.”

    From this tweet: H/T: Matt Ridley…
    Jon Guze, February 13, 2020