Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 3)

  • Michael Greve Called It!

    Exactly three years ago, when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were still vying for the Presidency, legal scholar Michael Greve made a prediction. “[I]t’s quite likely,” he said, “That the next President … will be impeached.” He went on to list several reasons why impeachment was likely, including:…
    Jon Guze, October 3, 2019
  • “The Unacknowledged Success of Neoliberalism”

    That’s the title of an interesting EconLog post by Scott Sumner. Here’s how it starts: The neoliberal policy revolution that began in the late 1970s might be the most important recent event in world history. But it remains a curiously elusive and underreported phenomenon. Many on the left…
    Jon Guze, October 3, 2019
  • Jail admissions in North Carolina are among the lowest in the country.

    The Prison Policy Initiative recently published a table comparing states in terms of “unique jail admissions per 100,000 state residents” during 2016 and 2017. It’s not clear from the report whether the differences were caused primarily by differences in crime rates or by differences in pre-trial policies, but, either…
    Jon Guze, October 1, 2019
  • Trump administration questions Duke/UNC Middle East studies program

    The AP reports: The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it’s misusing a federal grant to advance “ideological priorities” and unfairly promote “the positive aspects of…
    Jon Guze, September 23, 2019
  • 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