Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 9)

  • Talk about Privilege!

    In a recent piece at Quillette, William Ray provides a fascinating discussion of the origin and implications of the left’s current obsession with “white privilege.” Ray begins by noting: The concept of ‘white privilege’ was popularized by Peggy McIntosh in a 1989 paper written at Harvard…
    Jon Guze, August 31, 2018
  • Progressive Policies Continue to Harm Minorities

    Today’s progressives would prefer not to talk about it, but it’s a fact that many of the policies that progressives promoted during the first half of the 20th century were racially discrimatory both by design and in effect. Many of those policies are still in place, and, as legal…
    Jon Guze, August 30, 2018
  • Carolina Beach Repeals Its Food Truck Ban

    The town council made the change in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of food truck operators who were represented by the Institute for Justice. From the IJ press release: Last night, after an extended meeting behind closed doors, the Carolina Beach town council repealed…
    Jon Guze, August 30, 2018
  • “How to Topple a Statue, How to Tear Down a Wall”

    Sorry about the late notice, but a conference with that name took place today in Durham. The host was an organization called Defend Durham. It doesn’t seem to have a website, but here’s what an anonymous member had to say about it at the “antifascist” website, ItsGoingDown:…
    Jon Guze, August 25, 2018
  • Homebuilding Still Not Up to Par

    According to a new Zillow report: Although construction rates have been steadily rising – with June new home sales up 2.4 percent from a year ago – the U.S. is still building fewer single-family homes on a per capita basis than it did historically.
    Jon Guze, August 17, 2018
  • Southern Regional Council will Honor Nancy MacLean for Controversial Book: Democracy in Chains

    In Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, Duke University historian Nancy MacLean attempts to smear James Buchanan and other public-choice economists as racist authoritarians who, with financial support from the nefarious Koch brothers, conspired to deliver America into the hands of a cabal of…
    Jon Guze, August 16, 2018
  • Stricter Zoning Leads to Democratic Majorities

    That’s the conclusion of a paper called, “The effects of housing supply restrictions on partisan geography,” that appears in the September edition of Political Geography. It’s important to note that, according to the study, this is not a case of emerging Democratic majorities demanding stricter zoning regulations; it’s…
    Jon Guze, August 14, 2018
  • Who Becomes a Venture Capitalist?

    In a recent post at Medium’s Noteworthy – The Journal Blog, Richard Kerby discusses his recent analysis of “the demographic breakdowns of the venture industry.” As one might expect, much of the discussion focuses on racial, ethnic, and sexual disparities, particularly the over-representation of white males among venture capitalists (currently…
    Jon Guze, August 10, 2018