Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 65)

  • Minimum Wage Hypocrisy

    As most Lockerroom readers probably know, the Los Angeles City Council recently voted to raise the City’s minimum wage to $15/hour. Among the loudest voices calling for the increase was the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (AFCFL); however, having persuaded the City to impose this job-killing measure on the…
    Jon Guze, May 29, 2015
  • Beer Tax

    The Tax Foundation published a useful chart today showing how beer taxes vary from state to state. At 62 cents per gallon, North Carolina falls about midway between Wyoming’s low (2 cents/gal.) and Tennessee’s high ($1.29/gal.). Something to think about if beer will play a role in your holiday celebration!…
    Jon Guze, May 22, 2015
  • Saving the planet?

    At, Tyler Cowen links to an unintentionally funny column in the New York Times discussing new data showing that “owners of hybrids and electric vehicles are defecting to sport utility vehicles and other conventional models powered only by gasoline.”  My favorite line is a quote from Jessica Caldwell, director of…
    Jon Guze, May 20, 2015
  • Jeffrey Goldberg Exposes Myths about Charlie Hebdo

    In a long piece in the Atlantic discussing the left’s reaction to the Charlie Hebdo murders, Jeffrey Goldberg exposes, not only the left’s willful ignorance about the magazine and its murdered employees, but also its hypocrisy and incoherence regarding the Muslim world and its relationship with the West. He notes, for example,…
    Jon Guze, May 6, 2015
  • John Hood called it!

    At, Katherine Mangu-Ward reminds readers of something John Hood said 20 years ago about the impact of federal lending on college tuition: In his 1995 article, . . . Hood made a prediction: “Clinton’s policies, if enacted, will actually make it easier for colleges and universities to charge students more and more…
    Jon Guze, May 4, 2015
  • NC House Passes Map Act Repeal Bill

    Earlier today the NC House passed a bill (HB 183) that would repeal in its entirety a contentious piece of legislation know as the Map Act.  As I explained a few weeks ago in a newsletter, when the General Assembly passed the Map Act in 1987 its declared purpose was “to control…
    Jon Guze, April 16, 2015
  • Forfeiture Reform Moves Forward in Congress

    Yesterday Rand Paul testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of his civil asset forfeiture reform bill. As I’ve previously explained, Senator Paul’s bill would go a long way towards putting an end to this deplorable practice.
    Jon Guze, April 16, 2015
  • 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

    Over at the Law & Liberty blog Justin Lyons discusses Winston Churchill’s thoughts and comments about the “Title deed of liberty” and it’s role in British and American history. I hope we’ll see a lot more of this sort of thing between now and the 15th of June.
    Jon Guze, April 13, 2015