Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 62)

  • A Cautiously Optimistic Prognosis for Traditional North Carolina Barbecue

    Washington Post food critic Jim Shahin says he came to North Carolina expecting to prepare an autopsy for traditional wood-smoked NC barbecue. He begins with an example of NC barbecue at its best–Grady’s BBQ in Dudley: Its barbecue is so good, it’s worth driving nearly three hours round-trip for a plate.
    Jon Guze, September 24, 2015
  • We’re number 16! We’re number 16!

    That’s the title of a recent post by David Henderson at Econlog, in which he discusses America’s continuing fall in the economic freedom standings: Four years ago, when the then latest issue of Economic Freedom of the World was published, I wrote a post titled “We’re Number 10!…
    Jon Guze, September 21, 2015
  • Obama Orders Executive Agencies to “Nudge” Us

    This week, President Obama issued an order directing executive departments and agencies to: (i) identify policies, programs, and operations where applying behavioral science insights may yield substantial improvements in public welfare, program outcomes, and program cost effectiveness; (ii) develop strategies for applying behavioral science insights to programs and,…
    Jon Guze, September 18, 2015
  • Juxtapostion of Laws Leads to Paradoxical Outcome

    Its hard to ensure that laws written at different times and for different reasons are logically coherent, and sometimes they just aren’t. The result, as the Fayetteville Observer reports, can be absurd: A Fayetteville teenager who faced felony charges for making and possessing sexually explicit photos of himself agreed…
    Jon Guze, September 17, 2015
  • They Never Learn

    Seventeen years ago, the New London Development Corporation embarked on an ambitious plan to revitalize New London, CT by attracting new, high-end commercial development to a site along the city’s waterfront. To help the NLDC implement its plan, the State of Connecticut gave it money and the City of New London gave it the power of eminent domain.
    Jon Guze, September 17, 2015
  • JLF Joins Amicus Brief Challenging Mandatory Union Fees

    On Friday, the John Locke Foundation joined 16 other state public policy research organizations in a “friend of the court” brief to the US Supreme Court in Friedricks v. California Teachers Association. Proceedings began in 2013 when Rebecca Friedricks and other California teachers filed a complaint challenging a state law requiring…
    Jon Guze, September 14, 2015
  • Turns Out Trump’s Not the Only NJ Casino Owner Who’s “a Loser”

    In a previous post I linked to a article about the time Donald Trump tried and failed to take someone’s home and use it to augment his casino operation in New Jersey. The agency that was backing him in that attempted land grab was the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). It turns…
    Jon Guze, September 11, 2015
  • That Time Trump Was “a Loser”

    On Wednesday the Washington Post ran a story about Donald Trump’s unsuccessful attempt to force a widow to give up her home so  he could expand the parking lot at his Atlantic City casino: Trump is dominating his Republican opponents in the polls. But in the long melodrama that is Trump’s business…
    Jon Guze, September 11, 2015