Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 4)

  • The Future of Conservatism: The Debate Continues

    In a recent blogpost, I provided links to several installments in an ongoing debate over the future of conservatism, including Sohrab Ahmari’s attack on David French that started the whole thing, French’s response to that attack, and Ross Douthat’s attempt to put the debate in some sort…
    Jon Guze, June 19, 2019
  • “Red, white, and gray”

    That’s the title of a new report written by Lyman Stone and published by the American Enterprise Institute. In it, Stone discusses something most of us know but don’t like to think about: “Americans are getting older.” Here are some excerpts from the executive summary: While we…
    Jon Guze, June 14, 2019
  • Who Reads the Fine Print?

    The answer, of course, is “nobody.” In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, Kevin Litman-Navarro explains why. Here’s a chart that summarizes the results of his analysis of the privacy policy statements provided by 150 social media companies. : As the chart shows, while a handful of…
    Jon Guze, June 13, 2019
  • Ross Douthat on Conservatism’s Uncertain Future

    In yesterday’s New York Times, Douthat suggested that the recent spat between Sohrab Ahmari and David French is fundamentally a dispute about what, if anything, should replace “the consensus that … belonged to conservatism as it existed between the time of William F. Buckley Jr. and the rise…
    Jon Guze, June 5, 2019
  • How Costs Have Diverged Over Time

    John Cochrane has posted a review of Why Are the Prices So D*mn High? by Eric Helland and Alex Tabarrok that highlights this revealing chart: The increase in health care costs is bad enough, but look what’s happened to the cost of education!…
    Jon Guze, June 3, 2019
  • Are conservatives deficient in the “core competencies of governance”?

    Revised title 6/3/19, changing “Republicans” to “conservatives” to more accurately reflect Lyman’s argument.
    Jon Guze, June 2, 2019
  • “He only reads it for the articles.”

    That’s the first line of a New York Post story about a blind man who filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Playboy’s website violates the Americans with Disabilities Act: A legally blind Queens man is suing Playboy.com, saying the website is incompatible with his screen-reading software.
    Jon Guze, May 28, 2019
  • Problem Solved!

    WCNC reports that, “The Unknown Brewery may have just accidentally broken an unofficial world record for locating a stolen vehicle.”  How did the Charlotte brewery accomplish that feat? It sent out a tweet offering a free keg party as a reward:   And it posted a similar message…
    Jon Guze, May 17, 2019