Jon Guze

Senior Fellow, Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 5)

  • Start the New Year on a Positive Note

    By celebrating two-hundred years of progress. The spread of classical liberal institutions like limited, constitutional government, representative democracy, private property, and rule of law dramatically improved the lives of billions. Don’t let anyone tell you, “Liberalism has failed.” Liberalism (in the classical sense) has been a stunning success! (H/T,…
    Jon Guze, January 1, 2021
  • UNCW Faculty Senate Censures Chancellor for Being Insufficiently PC

    Inside Higher Education reports: The Faculty Senate at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington last week voted to censure campus chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, 51 to 20, following months of tension. The censure motion says Sartarelli “initially refused to support a global social movement…
    Jon Guze, December 19, 2020
  • More Zoning = Less Housing

    Not exactly a big surprise, but it’s nice to have corroboration in the form of a comprehensive, statistically rigorous study. The paper, “Land Use Regulations and Housing Development,” by Brendan Shanks, ought to be required reading for everyone involved in land use planning and zoning. Here’s the Abstract:…
    Jon Guze, December 16, 2020
  • Matt Ridley Nails It, As Usual

    In a recent tweet, the English science journalist and member of the House of Lords says, “We’ve seen too many ill-thought-out, top-down command and control measures to minimise all risks, ignoring human needs and nature … backed up by accusations of callousness against any who disagree.”…
    Jon Guze, December 14, 2020
  • An Eloquent Anti-Lockdown Rant

    By Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek. You should read the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt: I call for resistance. Serious resistance. Strong resistance. Meaningful resistance. Tell the governors, the mayors, the health officials, the cops, all to go to hell and to remain there until they…
    Jon Guze, December 3, 2020
  • Make appliances great again (and keep them that way)!

    At the Reason blog, Sam Rutzick reports: In October, Trump’s Department of Energy finalized a rule establishing a new product class for residential dishwashers that will have a normal cycle time of up to one hour and that can use five gallons of water per cycle. Those…
    Jon Guze, November 13, 2020
  • “Firearms and Violence Under Jim Crow”

    That’s the title of a new paper by Clemson economists Michael D. Makowsky and Patrick L. Warren. From  the Abstract: We assess firearm access in the U.S. South by measuring the fraction of suicides committed with firearms. Black residents of the Jim Crow South were disarmed, before…
    Jon Guze, November 11, 2020
  • Veterans Day Flashback

    Two years ago, in a Veterans Day piece called “Remembering World War I,” I  suggested that the Great War and its aftermath has something important to teach us about the value and fragility of our liberal, democratic institutions. Sadly, the need to learn that lesson is even more urgent today…
    Jon Guze, November 11, 2020