Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 3)

  • “The Real Border Crisis Is About Foreigners Gaming America’s Asylum Laws”

    That’s the title of a new piece at the Federalist by population economist Lyman Stone. In it, Stone explains why, “We need a wall, but we also need the resources to defend the wall: judges to convict violators, court officers to manage detention centers, etc.” Here are some excerpts:…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2019
  • Deirdre McCloskey Talks About “True Liberal Values”

    In a recently published interview, the distinguished economic historian discusses the theme of her soon to be published book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All. Here are a few highlights: [T]he … 18th-century idea of liberalism—which is the theory…
    Jon Guze, February 18, 2019
  • Scuttling of High-Speed Rail Shows Hard Choices Progressives Don’t Want to Make

    Scott Sumner begins a recent discussion of California’s ill-fated high-speed rail project by noting: In many ways, California is the ideal place to build a high-speed rail line. The state has two giant metro areas, separated by 380 miles, which is the “sweet spot” for high-speed rail. A high-speed…
    Jon Guze, February 17, 2019
  • Doesn’t Fit the Narrative!

    “Strict ID Laws Don’t Stop Voters: Evidence from a U.S. Nationwide Panel, 2008-2016.” That’s the provocative title of a new study that was just released by the National Bureau of Economic Research. From the abstract: U.S. states increasingly require identification to vote – an ostensive attempt to…
    Jon Guze, February 12, 2019
  • “A 27-year-old Indian man plans to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent.”

    From the BBC: Mumbai businessman Raphael Samuel told the BBC that it’s wrong to bring children into the world because they then have to put up with lifelong suffering. Mr Samuel … insists that “it was not our decision to be born”.
    Jon Guze, February 7, 2019
  • Hung Juries: Then and Now

    Last week, in Brewster v. Alabama, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit overturned a conviction because the defendant’s lawyer failed to object when, rather than accepting a jury’s report that it was deadlocked, the trial judge badgered the holdout juror until she agreed to convict. In his…
    Jon Guze, January 29, 2019
  • Scary News from the EEOC

    As science fiction buffs (and Tom Cruise fans) know, “Minority Report” is a short story by Philip K. Dick in which the Precrime Division of a futuristic law enforcement agency uses advanced computers (and mutants) to identify people who are going to commit crimes and then arrests and imprisons those…
    Jon Guze, January 28, 2019
  • “The Fleecing of Millennials”

    That’s the title of  a piece by columnist David Leonhardt that appeared in yesterday’s New York Times. The piece includes two charts that paint a gloomy picture, not just for millennials, but for everyone under the age of about 50:  …
    Jon Guze, January 28, 2019