Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 8)

  • Who Reads the Fine Print?

    The answer, of course, is “nobody.” In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, Kevin Litman-Navarro explains why. Here’s a chart that summarizes the results of his analysis of the privacy policy statements provided by 150 social media companies. : As the chart shows, while a handful of…
    Jon Guze, June 13, 2019
  • Ross Douthat on Conservatism’s Uncertain Future

    In yesterday’s New York Times, Douthat suggested that the recent spat between Sohrab Ahmari and David French is fundamentally a dispute about what, if anything, should replace “the consensus that … belonged to conservatism as it existed between the time of William F. Buckley Jr. and the rise…
    Jon Guze, June 5, 2019
  • How Costs Have Diverged Over Time

    John Cochrane has posted a review of Why Are the Prices So D*mn High? by Eric Helland and Alex Tabarrok that highlights this revealing chart: The increase in health care costs is bad enough, but look what’s happened to the cost of education!…
    Jon Guze, June 3, 2019
  • Are conservatives deficient in the “core competencies of governance”?

    Revised title 6/3/19, changing “Republicans” to “conservatives” to more accurately reflect Lyman’s argument.
    Jon Guze, June 2, 2019
  • “He only reads it for the articles.”

    That’s the first line of a New York Post story about a blind man who filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Playboy’s website violates the Americans with Disabilities Act: A legally blind Queens man is suing Playboy.com, saying the website is incompatible with his screen-reading software.
    Jon Guze, May 28, 2019
  • Problem Solved!

    WCNC reports that, “The Unknown Brewery may have just accidentally broken an unofficial world record for locating a stolen vehicle.”  How did the Charlotte brewery accomplish that feat? It sent out a tweet offering a free keg party as a reward:   And it posted a similar message…
    Jon Guze, May 17, 2019
  • Well, that’s embarrassing!

    Before they deleted it, the Senate Democrats ran a poll on Twitter that didn’t turn out the way they hoped: H/T: Jim Treacher.
    Jon Guze, May 6, 2019
  • Child Warrior or Wounded Child?

    Thanks to her “school strike for the climate,” a 15-year-old Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg has become an international celebrity and the object of effusive praise by intellectual, political, and religious leaders from all over the world. In a recent Quillette article, however, Paulina Neuding offers an account that…
    Jon Guze, April 24, 2019