Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 8)

  • Physician Heal Thyself

    Dr. Allen Frances is a distinguished academic psychiatrist. According to Wikipedia, when he was a young professor at Cornell University Medical College, Dr. Frances “headed the outpatient department, saw patients, taught, established a brief therapy program, and developed research specialty clinics for schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders, and AIDS.” Subsequently, as…
    Jon Guze, August 26, 2019
  • “The idea that successful artists and university professors are incapable of coming to their own beliefs through their own investigation is insulting.”

    According to a Campus reform piece that appeared yesterday, that’s what a professor at the UNC School of the Arts said about an upcoming diversity workshop arranged by the school. The piece also attributes the following statement to the unnamed professor: Engaging a workshop leader who sorts incoming…
    Jon Guze, August 22, 2019
  • An Inconvenient Truth About the El Paso Shooter’s Manifesto

    Michael Shellenberger posted an insightful piece today at Quillette: Democratic Presidential candidates and the New York Times rightly condemned the use of inflammatory words like “invasion” … to describe … people coming from Latin America. … While they are at it, they should condemn the inflammatory rhetoric…
    Jon Guze, August 15, 2019
  • Is “Shooting the Bird” Evidence of Disorderly Conduct?

    A recent decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals suggests that it is. However, UNC School of Government Professor Jeff Welty has his doubts: Last week … a divided panel of the court of appeals held that a trooper properly stopped a vehicle “after witnessing…
    Jon Guze, August 15, 2019
  • Unintended Consequences

    In Changes in Family Structure and Welfare Participation Since the 1960S: The Role of Legal Services, Jamein Cunningham and Andrew Goodman-Bacon document the unintended and undesirable consequences of a federal program that continues to attract widespread, bipartisan support. From the Abstract: This paper evaluates the effects of the War…
    Jon Guze, July 26, 2019
  • Doesn’t Fit the Narrative

    The National Academy of Sciences has just published a study–“Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings.” In their introductory remarks, authors state, “We find no evidence of anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparities across shootings, and White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers.”…
    Jon Guze, July 23, 2019
  • Message for Some of North Carolina’s Political Leaders: Registered voters are just not that into you.

    Morning Consult regularly surveys registered voters on a variety of topics, including the extent to which those voters approve of elected office holders. Recent results for state governors are striking. All of the 10 most popular governors are Republicans. Roy Cooper made a barely respectable showing. His…
    Jon Guze, July 18, 2019
  • Bitter-Sweet Thoughts About Apollo 11

    I think Tamara Winter speaks for a lot of us in this tweet: My advice? Forget the bitterness, and just enjoy, and marvel, at what the Apollo team accomplished. One way to do that is to read One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew…
    Jon Guze, July 17, 2019