Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 68)

  • There’s an App for That, cont.

    Writing from Serbia, New York Times reporter Matthew Brunwasser, describes the surprizing role that technology is playing in the current European refugee crisis: The tens of thousands of migrants who have flooded into the Balkans in recent weeks need food, water and shelter, just like the millions displaced…
    Jon Guze, August 26, 2015
  • Free Speech and Good Health

    Earlier this month, the US District Court of the Southern District of New York announced its decision in Amarin Pharma, Inc. v. FDA. As healthcare economist John Goodman reports in Forbes, this is “a victory for free speech and common sense” that could improve American’s access to life-saving…
    Jon Guze, August 24, 2015
  • Recent Supreme Court Decision Has Impact in NC

    In June, the US Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. The Court held that, under the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures, “The provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code that requires hotel operators to make their registries available to the…
    Jon Guze, August 24, 2015
  • Donald Trump: Eminent Domain Abuser

    Ten years ago, the Supreme Court’s infamous decision in Kelo v. City of New London alerted the American public to the problem of well-heeled and well-connected private developers using eminent domain to take ordinary people’s homes and businesses. The public has been overwhelmingly opposed to such “economic development” takings ever since, which lends political significance to the fact that,…
    Jon Guze, August 21, 2015
  • “Obamanet” Faces Legal Challenge

    The Wall Street Journal reports that: A federal appeals court has twice invalidated attempts by Washington bureaucrats to regulate the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission deserves a third-time strikeout in December when the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia considers the agency’s latest…
    Jon Guze, August 18, 2015
  • Crony Capitalism and the ACA

    At, economist John Goodman reviews a new book about the making of the Affordable Care Act. The book is Stephen Brill’s America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Health Care System, Goodman highlights some of the cronyism described by Brill: The pharmaceutical…
    Jon Guze, August 18, 2015
  • Why Was Social Security Designed Like A Ponzi Scheme?

    John Goodman answers that question at What is it about democratic voting that creates pay-as-you-go social security? First, … it meets a need. Second, politicians can appear to meet the need without really paying for it. That means they can confer benefits on some without appearing to…
    Jon Guze, August 17, 2015
  • Armentano on Economic Ignorance

    Economist  Dominick T. Armentano  has posted a spirited commentary on the Independent Institute’s website entitled “Economic Ignorance, on  the Left and Right“: As someone who taught college economics for 30 years, I assert that the current level of economic understanding is stunningly low, the worst I’ve ever seen. Take…
    Jon Guze, August 13, 2015