Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 3)

  • Taking No Chances

    The National Law Journal has a report about a Miami criminal defense lawyer who is taking no chances with COVID-19: When Miami criminal defense attorney Samuel J. Rabin Jr. got out of his car and began walking down the street in a full hazmat suit, gloves, respirator…
    Jon Guze, July 11, 2020
  • Happy Independence Day!

    And, if by any chance, you’ve got the time and the inclination for some serious thoughts about the significance of the day, here are three interesting peice from the folks at the Volokh Conspiracy: The Declaration of Independence will never be outmoded, as President Coolidge explained…
    Jon Guze, July 4, 2020
  • Slavery didn’t end on June 19, 1865.

    It continued in much of the world throughout the 19th century and into the 20th, and it continues in some places today:   H/T: Nicholas A. Christakis…
    Jon Guze, June 20, 2020
  • Now that’s what I call a V!

    There’s been lot’s of speculation about whether recovery from the COVID-19 resession will be rapid or slow. Recessions with rapid recoveries are often called “V-shaped,” and this chart released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis suggests we’re in the midst of a recovery that’s very v-shaped indeed:  …
    Jon Guze, June 17, 2020
  • Josh Hawley requests investigation of religious liberty violations by state officials

    In a letter delivered to Attorney General William Barr this morning, Sen. Hawley claims: In the past few weeks, state officials across the country have blatantly violated the free exercise and free speech rights of religious Americans. Under the First Amendment, state officials must not treat religious persons…
    Jon Guze, June 9, 2020
  • Are we spending too much on policing and too little on social programs?

    Hardly. This Urban Institute chart tells the story: H/T: CharlesFLehman…
    Jon Guze, June 6, 2020
  • Who wants to get rid of the police?

    Not African Americans! According to a 2015 Roper report, very few black Americans would be willing to have fewer police officers in their neighborhoods, and blacks were more likely to favor a larger police presence that whites.
    Jon Guze, June 5, 2020
  • Who was Frédéric Bastiat?

    New video from IEA:  …
    Jon Guze, June 5, 2020