Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 5)

  • Speaking (Even More) of Antinatalists

    It’s not just the New Republic that thinks climate change is a reason not to have kids. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently made the news by asking, “Is it still OK to have kids in the face of climate change.” She asked the question to drum up support for the the…
    Jon Guze, February 26, 2019
  • Speaking of Antinatalists

    To promote an article exploring the case for antinatalism, the New Republic recently tweeted: Which illicit some amusing responses, including these:…
    Jon Guze, February 26, 2019
  • Somebody Needs to Tell the Folks at Planned Parenthood

    In a recent report published by the Institute for Family Studies, economist Lyman Stone comes to a surprising conclusion: “In the vast majority of countries, women can expect to have fewer children than those same women say would be ideal.” The following chart summarizes Stone’s findings: Ironcially, notes…
    Jon Guze, February 26, 2019
  • Who Supports Speech Restrictions?

    The answer won’t surprise you:…
    Jon Guze, February 21, 2019
  • “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