Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 7)

  • About Those Tariffs

    Now that trade wars are back in fashion, a recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research seems particularly timely. The paper is “Macroeconomic Consequences of Tariffs” by Davide Furceri, Swarnali A. Hannan, Jonathan D. Ostry, and Andrew K. Rose. If the authors’ conclusion (which I’ve highlighted in…
    Jon Guze, January 7, 2019
  • Retiring Judge Ann Marie Calabria Receives Well-Deserved Award

    The North Carolina Judicial Branch recently announced that Judge Calabria, who has served on the N.C. Court of Appeals since 2003, will retire as of 12/31/18. Also retiring at the end of the year is Judge Richard A. Elmore, who served with Judge Calabria throughout her tenure on the…
    Jon Guze, December 17, 2018
  • “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

    A topical tweet by David Burge:  …
    Jon Guze, December 9, 2018
  • About those “Consent Videos”

    Lyman Stone retweeted this thread:…
    Jon Guze, December 7, 2018
  • “Drunk driver slept as his Tesla drove itself down highway at 70 mph.”

    And it wasn’t the first such incident, according to the Sacramento Bee: A Northern California man was arrested Friday after he was caught sleeping and drunk behind the wheel of his Tesla, which was zooming down the highway, police said. California Highway Patrol…
    Jon Guze, December 2, 2018
  • “Dutch police who found 350,000 euros … hidden inside a washing machine have detained a man on suspicion of money laundering.”

    That’s the opening line of a recent report at the Daily Mail. The report continues: Police said in a statement that officers were checking a house in western Amsterdam on Monday for unregistered residents when they found the valuable laundry load. … The officers…
    Jon Guze, November 29, 2018
  • Interesting Exchange of Views Regarding the “Cost Disease”

    Economist John Cochrane starts a recent blogpost by quoting a comment about the cost of regulation that appeared at Marginal Revolution (another economics blog). Here are some excerpts: From my time in both the military and healthcare I can say that the biggest problem are the compliance costs.
    Jon Guze, November 27, 2018
  • Keeping It Classy in Durham

    Last night, I came across this poster attached to a telephone pole near Duke’s west campus:…
    Jon Guze, November 20, 2018