In the 1980's TV series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, galactic explorer Arthur Dent discovers that the ultimate answer to "life, the universe, and everything" is the number 42. While we can't claim to have solved the deep mysteries of the cosmos, we are confident that the 42 ideas presented here have the power to expand freedom and prosperity in our corner of the world. In this report, the staff and scholars of the Goldwater Institute offer dozens of specific ideas for the legislature to consider in crafting state policy this year, and beyond. These proposals range from making cars more affordable (Idea 11) to creating thousands of new jobs (Idea 27) to giving children in troubled schools a passport to success (Idea 6). In its 15 years of service to the people of Arizona, the Goldwater Institute has generated solutions to public policy problems, always guided by the free-market principles championed by the late Senator Barry Goldwater. We are honored to carry the Senator's name, and will continue to elaborate and build on these ideas to expand freedom and prosperity for all Arizonans in the years to come.
Note: Pages in the pdf document below do not correspond to the pages in the printed version of the study.