Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 6)

  • When It Comes to Vaping Hysteria, One Picture Says It All

    H/T: Gregory Conley…
    Jon Guze, October 24, 2019
  • Yet Another Study Showing that Occupational Licensing Laws Hurt workers and Consumers

    The paper is “A Welfare Analysis of Occupational Licensing in U.S. States” by Morris M. Kleiner & Evan J. Soltas. Here’s the abstract: We assess the welfare consequences of occupational licensing for workers and consumers. We estimate a model of labor market equilibrium in which…
    Jon Guze, October 22, 2019
  • $15 Minimum Wage Is Hitting NYC Restaurants Hard!

    “Unexpectedly!” From a recent Catalyst article: Minimum wage hikes are bringing unintended consequences to the Big Apple. They’re especially pronounced on the Upper West Side, where a neighborhood staple recently shuttered its doors due to the city’s $15-an-hour minimum wage. At the end of September,…
    Jon Guze, October 16, 2019
  • Gerrymandering from A to Z

    Ugly Gerry is a new font created entirely from Congressional districts. Here are some samples: … It’s not pretty, but gerrymandering never is. H/T: Scott Alexander…
    Jon Guze, October 8, 2019
  • Michael Greve Called It!

    Exactly three years ago, when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were still vying for the Presidency, legal scholar Michael Greve made a prediction. “[I]t’s quite likely,” he said, “That the next President … will be impeached.” He went on to list several reasons why impeachment was likely, including:…
    Jon Guze, October 3, 2019
  • “The Unacknowledged Success of Neoliberalism”

    That’s the title of an interesting EconLog post by Scott Sumner. Here’s how it starts: The neoliberal policy revolution that began in the late 1970s might be the most important recent event in world history. But it remains a curiously elusive and underreported phenomenon. Many on the left…
    Jon Guze, October 3, 2019
  • Jail admissions in North Carolina are among the lowest in the country.

    The Prison Policy Initiative recently published a table comparing states in terms of “unique jail admissions per 100,000 state residents” during 2016 and 2017. It’s not clear from the report whether the differences were caused primarily by differences in crime rates or by differences in pre-trial policies, but, either…
    Jon Guze, October 1, 2019
  • Trump administration questions Duke/UNC Middle East studies program

    The AP reports: The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it’s misusing a federal grant to advance “ideological priorities” and unfairly promote “the positive aspects of…
    Jon Guze, September 23, 2019