Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 9)

  • “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
  • Did Obama Impose Much Harsher Penalties on Illegal Border-Crossers than His Predecessors?

    Why yes, yes he did! What’s more, according to a newly released paper called, “Deterring Illegal Entry: Migrant Sanctions and Recidivism in Border Apprehensions,” Obama’s get-tough approach worked. Here’s the abstract: In this paper, we use administrative records from the U.S. Border Patrol to examine how penalizing…
    Jon Guze, October 2, 2018
  • Pretrial Release Experiment in Haywood and Jackson Counties

    The Smoky Mountain News reports: Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, Haywood and Jackson counties will be the first judicial district in the state to pilot a pretrial release program aimed at reducing the local jail populations, recidivism rates and increasing the efficiency of the court system.
    Jon Guze, September 28, 2018
  • Fun Fact

    Christine Blasey Ford is a UNC/CH alum!…
    Jon Guze, September 26, 2018
  • “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