Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 7)

  • “Why the Left Is Consumed With Hate”

    That’s the title of a recent WSJ piece by Shelby Steele. Here are a few excerpts: How did the American left—conceived to bring more compassion and justice to the world—become so given to hate? It began in the 1960s, when America finally accepted that slavery and segregation…
    Jon Guze, September 25, 2018
  • The Upside of Climate Change

    On Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. blog, Patrick J. Michaels discusses, “The most amazing greening on Earth“: A new paper by Simon Munier, of France’s Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, and several co-authors, segregates satellite-sensed LAI [Leaf Area Index] data into different vegetation types, taken over the period…
    Jon Guze, September 22, 2018
  • Highway Fund Diversions: Not Too Bad in North Carolina

    In a recent post at, Chris Edwards discusses a U.S. Department of Transportation report detailing the “Disposition Of State Highway-User Revenues.” Edwards provides a table showing the rate of diversion in all 50 states. According to the table, 12% of North Carolina highway funds get diverted to…
    Jon Guze, September 20, 2018
  • Does Excessive Housing Market Regulation Cause Homelessness?

    According to a working paper published by UC Berkley’s Institute of Business and Economic Research and the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, the answer is, “Yes.” The paper, by Steven Raphael, is called, “Homelessness and housing market regulation.” From the abstract: I … present…
    Jon Guze, September 19, 2018
  • Did you know China has a soybean reserve?

    Back in March, President Trump tweeted, “Trade wars are … easy to win.” A recent series of tweets by economist Lyman Stone casts doubt on that claim, at least as far as China is concerned:      …
    Jon Guze, September 19, 2018
  • Waffle House: There When You Need It!

    The well-loved restaurant chain really stepped up during hurricane Florence and won praise from far and wide. Twitchy published a series of tweets from grateful patrons under the heading, “No big deal, just the Waffle House CEO personally overseeing recovery operations in North Carolina,” and even the Los Angeles Times…
    Jon Guze, September 17, 2018
  • “The difference between those working for a cause and those making a cause work for them.”

    That’s the topic of a recent Quillette piece in which Clay Routledge takes a critical look at the social justice movement. Here are some excerpts [with my favorite passages emphasized in bold]: Other writers have argued that the secular left has turned social-justice ideology into their religion.
    Jon Guze, September 15, 2018
  • More Courage than Sense?

    Under the headline, “Man plans to ride out Hurricane Florence on his boat,” the Greenville News reported yesterday: Rolling up some plastic windows on his 46-foot cabin cruiser Wednesday, Masten Cloer admitted he was nervous. A new weather forecast predicted Hurricane Florence changing paths to make a…
    Jon Guze, September 14, 2018