Business and Job Creation
Want a thriving economy? The Goldwater Institute knows that best business climate is one where low taxes and minimal regulation benefit all employers – not one where subsidies and special tax breaks offer an advantage to a chosen few. When a government agency can decide which businesses to favor, it opens the door for the misguided pursuit of investment fads or, at worst, the potential for corruption and abuse. Our research offers sound policies for government, and we’re not afraid to fight when we see bad ideas that put taxpayers at risk.
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Mesa loses - againPosted on September 11, 2012 | Type: In the News
For at least 43 years, personal adornment has been deemed constitutionally protected free speech. It goes back to when the U.S. Supreme Court concluded you could wear a black armband to school to protest the Vietnam War and the principal couldn't stop you.
Licensing HurtsPosted on September 11, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
After Hurricane Isaac blew through Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal temporarily suspended licensing rules to allow EMTs to travel from other states and care for Louisianans. Similarly, after hurricanes ravaged Florida in 2004, then-Gov. Jeb Bush sought to ease licensing rules for roofers.
Arizona Supreme Court in Mesa case: 1st Amendment protects tattoosPosted on September 07, 2012 | Type: In the News
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday that tattooing is a form of free speech with full protection under the U.S. and state constitutions -- the first such decision by any state high court in the country.
Arizona Supreme Court chooses freedom for two entrepreneursPosted on September 07, 2012 | Type: Blog
Does the government have the right to deny business permits because neighbors complain? Today the Arizona Supreme Court said no.
It's Not the President Who Creates JobsPosted on September 05, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jon Gabriel
Byron Schlomach, economist at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, and David Wells, a political economy lecturer at Arizona State University, made their assessments on Mitt Romney's economic plan on KUAT-TV's Arizona Week. Byron reminds everyone that "it's not the president who creates jobs."