Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 4)

  • Playing the Long Game Against Socialism

    In “How to Stem the Tide of Socialism,” Amity Shlaes tells the story of an effort to educate the public about the dangers of socialism that paid big dividends in later years: It starts with an executive who worked at General Electric in the 1950s named Lemuel Boulware.
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2020
  • Reviving Reagan’s Stock of Soviet Jokes

    As Ronald Reagan often pointed out, the citizens of the Soviet Union were good at using humor to help them cope with the strain of life under socialism. With Bernie Sanders surging in the polls, and with “democratic” socialism surging on college campuses, it looks like we may soon be…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2020
  • “The truly progressive position is to say people have a right to camp out and sleep in front of a store but not buy a bag of pretzels there.”

    That’s Walter Olson’s take on the left’s current campaign to shut down dollar stores. For a full discussion of this latest piece of progressive lunacy, see Unjust Deserts by Steven Malanga: Communities like Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fort Worth, Birmingham, and Georgia’s DeKalb County have passed restrictions on…
    Jon Guze, January 9, 2020
  • Start the New Year Right with Some Good News!

    Just before Christmas, Matt Ridley published a piece in the Spectator under the title, “We’ve just had the best decade in human history. Seriously.” It’s a good antidote to the usual gloom and doom. Here are some excerpts: Let nobody tell you that the second decade…
    Jon Guze, January 6, 2020
  • An Effusive Review of Neil Gorsuch’s New Book

    The book is A Republic If You Can Keep It, and, in his recent review, the usually acerbic Michael Greve is full of praise: Justice Gorsuch has collected some of his speeches, excerpts from law review articles, and extracts from some of his written opinions, all…
    Jon Guze, December 7, 2019
  • In case you missed it

    A tweet by Johan Norberg that appeared last Thursday gives us 10 more reasons to be thankful:…
    Jon Guze, December 2, 2019
  • “Global prosperity hits highest ever level.”

    That’s one of the many positive findings in the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index for 2019. From the Executive Summary: The Legatum Institute’s revised and improved 2019 Prosperity Index quantifies prosperity in 167 countries across the globe, which together contain 99.4% of the world’s population. ……
    Jon Guze, November 26, 2019
  • “Why Everything They Say About Climate Change Is Wrong”

    That’s the title of a piece by Michael Shellenberger that appeared in Forbes today. Shellenberger begins by making it clear that he is not a climate change denier. On the contrary, he says: Climate change is an issue I care passionately about and have dedicated a significant…
    Jon Guze, November 25, 2019