Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 9)

  • “It’s time to bring back the big tables.”

    That’s the final line of a recent essay by David Brooks about the breakdown of American families. The line refers back to the nostalgic scenario that Brooks describes at the beginning of the essay: The scene is one many of us have somewhere in our family history: Dozens…
    Jon Guze, February 13, 2020
  • “Don Lemon is a bigot—and like most bigots, he’s an ignorant one as well.”

    That’s the conclusion of an eye-opening post by Jim Lindgren at the Volokh Conspiracy: The fracas over Don Lemon of CNN laughing at his panel’s insults about the intelligence of Trump supporters raises a larger issue: the ignorant belief that Trump supporters are much…
    Jon Guze, January 31, 2020
  • Peace Through Strength

    Matt Ridley posted a video that perfectly illustrates my preferred approach to foreign policy: Amazing: a termite track (top) and an ant track (bottom) • each travelling insect is protected by its own column of soldiers, no fights necessary | ? via Mehdi Moussaid…
    Jon Guze, January 28, 2020
  • More Bad News: Homicides Are Also Up in Winston Salem

    In a post last week, I noted that Charlotte had posted its highest murder rate in more than a decade, but the news from Winston-Salem is even worse. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that, “2019 … saw 31 homicides, the most in 25 years.” In response to the news,…
    Jon Guze, January 27, 2020
  • “50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions”

    CEI lays them out in a recent post. It’s a long list, but here are a few highlights: “The time of famines is upon us and will be at its worst and most disastrous by 1975.” (1968) “New ice age coming.” (1971) “Earth…
    Jon Guze, January 26, 2020
  • Bad News: Homicides Are Up In Charlotte

    The Charlotte Observer reports: Charlotte just posted its highest murder rate in more than a decade, prompting city leaders to say the violence should be treated as a public health crisis. The city’s rate — 11.6 homicides per 100,000 people — is the highest since…
    Jon Guze, January 23, 2020
  • Two North Carolina Cities Make the Top 15 for Jobs, Salaries, and Business

    CNBC reports: Though housing is scarce and wages are stagnant across the country, a lot of American cities are booming: They offer job opportunities, thriving businesses and an abundance of places to live. Personal finance site MagnifyMoney identified America’s biggest “boomtowns” by analyzing…
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2020
  • Some (Slightly) Good News About Families

    At the Institute for Family Studies website, Lyman Stone reports: Nearly 4 in 10 children in America are not residing with their own two, married parents (biological or adoptive). This is according to the recently released 2018 American Community Survey, the largest annual social survey carried out in…
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2020