Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 55)

  • Distorting the Past at the National Museum of African American History

    At the Hill, Mark Paoletta reports that: The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened to much celebration and acclaim last month, bills itself as the “only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.” … Yet,…
    Jon Guze, October 12, 2016
  • Two Great Essays in Support of Free Trade

    Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist and The Evolution of Everything, has posted a column about Brexit entitled, “Britain’s Chance to be the Global Champion of Free Trade.” In it he says: The prime minister wants Britain to be “the most passionate, most consistent, most convincing advocate for free trade”.
    Jon Guze, October 11, 2016
  • This Would Make a Good Plot for a Movie

    The ABA Journal reports that: On Thursday … an identical twin … testified he committed a murder and his brother was wrongly convicted of the crime in 2005…. In Cook County, Illinois, court on Thursday, Smith said he and his brother were both gang members who sold…
    Jon Guze, September 23, 2016
  • “The Spreading Disease of American Economic Policy”

    Mixing his metaphors, the redoubtable John Cochrane describes what he calls “the recipe”: 1) introduce strong supply and competition restrictions, usually to politically favored groups. Soon, however, those groups start charging higher prices. So 2) give subsidies so people can pay the higher prices induced by 1). It’s perfect:…
    Jon Guze, September 22, 2016
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It

    The Sacramento Bee reports that: The Natomas Unified School board voted Wednesday to hike Superintendent Chris Evans’ pay by more than 20 percent. The $46,130 raise brings the superintendent’s salary to $270,000. “In recognition of continuity in leadership, stability in administration, and a…
    Jon Guze, September 20, 2016
  • They Must Be Doing Something Right

    In a recent story at City Journal, Aaron Renn notes that: Austin, Dallas–Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio … which combined make up less than 6 percent of the American population, posted job growth equivalent to 30 percent of the United States’ total since the financial crash in…
    Jon Guze, September 16, 2016
  • You Can’t Pray Here; This Is a University!

    The Charlotte Observer reports that: Kyra Palange was walking across Clemson’s campus last Thursday afternoon when she saw a man sitting in a folding chair, with an empty chair sitting next to him. The Clemson grad student walked closer to him and saw a sign…
    Jon Guze, September 13, 2016
  • “When it comes to the emissions that cause global warming, it turns out that biofuels are worse than gasoline,”

    Robert Bryce reports that: The decade-old boondoggle that was aided and abetted from the get-go by big environmental groups, including the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Natural Resources Defense Council, has been exposed — again — as being worse for climate change than conventional gasoline.
    Jon Guze, September 10, 2016