Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies

Posts by Jon Guze (page 9)

  • “Why has college cost increased so much in last 40 years?”

    Chris Arnade posed that question on Twitter. Tim Duy’s response seems about right to me: At a very basic level, I think the fundamental issue is that we switched from subsidizing supply via state support for higher education to subsidizing demand via easy access to student…
    Jon Guze, April 23, 2019
  • Sounds Reasonable to Me

    In a thoughtful review of a Eric Kaufmann’s Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities, National Review’s Robert VerBruggen offers a sensible, middle of the road position on immigration:  The current immigration system is a complete disaster. We hand out a million…
    Jon Guze, April 18, 2019
  • Just in Time for Tax Day

    Justin Bogie has posted a chart at the Daily Signal that shows where your tax money goes: Pretty scary!…
    Jon Guze, April 15, 2019
  • Hard to Believe She Taught Law at Harvard

    Here’s Walter Olson’s description of Elizabeth Warren’s latest proposal: Presidential candidate and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) wants to see more business people behind bars, and she’s not fussy about how to make that happen. In a Washington Post op-ed last week she unveiled a new …
    Jon Guze, April 10, 2019
  • “Gettysburg and Us: Reflections on the Civil War and our current state of division”

    That’s the title of a recent City Journal post in which  E.M. Oblomov compares the current conflict between left and right with the older conflict between North and South. Here’s an excerpt: Our current politics is sometimes described as a “cold civil war,” but I don’t think that’s…
    Jon Guze, April 9, 2019
  • Looks Like Maybe the “Peer Effect” Is Real After All

    The National Bureau of Economic Research has just released a study called “Schools, Neighborhoods, and the Long-Run Effect of Crime-Prone Peers.” Here’s the abstract: This paper examines how elementary-aged peers affect cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes from adolescence to adulthood. We identify effects by exploiting within-school and within-neighborhood…
    Jon Guze, April 8, 2019
  • Fracking Saves Lives

    Last month, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a working paper called, “Inexpensive Heating Reduces Winter Mortality.” Here’s the key finding: We find that lower heating prices reduce mortality in winter months. The estimated effect size implies that the drop in natural gas prices in the…
    Jon Guze, April 1, 2019
  • The Mueller Investigation and the Media

    Jon Guze, March 25, 2019