Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 8)

  • Democratic Socialism in Action

    Yesterday, the New York Times reported that, “For at least two decades, the New York City Housing Authority routinely disputed tests that revealed lead in its apartments. Private landlords almost never do this.” The story starts with a single poignant example of how the Housing Authority has been mistreating…
    Jon Guze, November 19, 2018
  • “If you want to make crime pay, Go to Law School.”

    That’s the advice notorious gangster Whitey Bulger gave to a group of curious high school students in 2015. TaxProf Paul Caron tells the story in a blogpost written after Bulgar was brutally murdered in his prison cell last month: Bulger, imprisoned for life for his role in…
    Jon Guze, November 15, 2018
  • Thought for the Day: We Need More Veterans on the Supreme Court

    In a post at the UNC School of Government’s Criminal Law blog, Jeff Welty joins the country in thanking and honoring veterans. He also refers readers to an article by Rory E. Riley-Topping that appeared in the Hill in September under the title, “More veterans should be nominated to…
    Jon Guze, November 12, 2018
  • “Hillary Will Run Again”

    That’s the title of a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Democratic Party insiders Mark Penn and Andrew Stein. It’s behind a paywall, but a summary at the Washington Examiner includes excerpts like these: Mrs. Clinton has come unbound. She will not allow this humiliating loss at the hands…
    Jon Guze, November 12, 2018
  • And Speaking of Startups…

    The Wall Street Journal reports, “Saudi Money Flows Into Silicon Valley—and With It Qualms. The kingdom is now the largest single investor for U.S. startups, an unsettling fact for Silicon Valley.” The report continues: As international backlash grows over Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the…
    Jon Guze, October 21, 2018
  • Surprising Result for Durham, NC

    The Center for American Entrepreneurship recently released an interactive online report called, “The Rise of the Startup City.” Aaron Renn provides a summary at Urbanophile.com: The main message of the report is that the US is losing its global dominance in venture capital investing as the real…
    Jon Guze, October 20, 2018
  • For the Record

    As many readers surely know, 2,400 law professors recently signed a letter urging the U.S. Senate not to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. They said: We regret that we feel compelled to write to you, our Senators, to provide our views…
    Jon Guze, October 6, 2018
  • “When supplies of drugs run low, drug prices mysteriously rise, data shows”

    That’s the title of a recent piece in the online magazine ars technica. The subtitle is, “And the less competition, the higher the price hikes.” As David Henderson notes at EconLog, the piece’s author, Beth Mole, doesn’t seem to be using the word “mysteriously” ironically. I guess journalism…
    Jon Guze, October 2, 2018