Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 5)

  • “The origin and catalyst for momentous and foundational ideas of western liberal democracy.”

    That’s how a John Locke scholar characterizes a recently discovered manuscript by our namesake.  A recent article in the Guardian describes how the manuscript came to light: Dated to 1667-8, the manuscript titled “Reasons for tolerateing Papists equally with others”, was previously unknown to academia. It had been owned…
    Jon Guze, September 3, 2019
  • Lucky to Be Here, Continued

    Compared to places like New York and California, dating in North Carolina seems to be a bargain: H/T: Only In Boston.
    Jon Guze, August 29, 2019
  • Physician Heal Thyself

    Dr. Allen Frances is a distinguished academic psychiatrist. According to Wikipedia, when he was a young professor at Cornell University Medical College, Dr. Frances “headed the outpatient department, saw patients, taught, established a brief therapy program, and developed research specialty clinics for schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders, and AIDS.” Subsequently, as…
    Jon Guze, August 26, 2019
  • “The idea that successful artists and university professors are incapable of coming to their own beliefs through their own investigation is insulting.”

    According to a Campus reform piece that appeared yesterday, that’s what a professor at the UNC School of the Arts said about an upcoming diversity workshop arranged by the school. The piece also attributes the following statement to the unnamed professor: Engaging a workshop leader who sorts incoming…
    Jon Guze, August 22, 2019
  • An Inconvenient Truth About the El Paso Shooter’s Manifesto

    Michael Shellenberger posted an insightful piece today at Quillette: Democratic Presidential candidates and the New York Times rightly condemned the use of inflammatory words like “invasion” … to describe … people coming from Latin America. … While they are at it, they should condemn the inflammatory rhetoric…
    Jon Guze, August 15, 2019
  • Is “Shooting the Bird” Evidence of Disorderly Conduct?

    A recent decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals suggests that it is. However, UNC School of Government Professor Jeff Welty has his doubts: Last week … a divided panel of the court of appeals held that a trooper properly stopped a vehicle “after witnessing…
    Jon Guze, August 15, 2019
  • Unintended Consequences

    In Changes in Family Structure and Welfare Participation Since the 1960S: The Role of Legal Services, Jamein Cunningham and Andrew Goodman-Bacon document the unintended and undesirable consequences of a federal program that continues to attract widespread, bipartisan support. From the Abstract: This paper evaluates the effects of the War…
    Jon Guze, July 26, 2019
  • Doesn’t Fit the Narrative

    The National Academy of Sciences has just published a study–“Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings.” In their introductory remarks, authors state, “We find no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across shootings, and White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers.”…
    Jon Guze, July 23, 2019