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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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  • It's Not the President Who Creates Jobs

    Posted 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."

  • Happy 100th birthday, Milton Friedman!

    Posted on July 31, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jon Gabriel

    Using a simple pencil, Milton Friedman explains how the free market promotes harmony and world peace.

  • State Licensing Raises Prices, Reduces Job Opportunities

    Posted on July 10, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    New Goldwater Institute Analysis Says Strengthening Fraud Laws Could Protect People Without Hurting the Economy

  • Six Reforms to Occupational Licensing Laws to Increase Jobs and Lower Costs

    Posted on July 10, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Byron Schlomach

    Do you have a love of fabric, furniture, and a talent for decorating? In a few states, unless you have a license, it’s tough luck if you want to start a decorating business. Most states actually have laws that limit the use of the title “interior designer.”

  • Who’s Afraid of African Hair Braiders?

    Posted on June 26, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach

    Why are cosmetology boards so obsessed with African hair braiders? African hair braiding is a technique of braiding hair into intricate patterns without using any dangerous chemicals. And even though cosmetology schools rarely, if ever, teach the art, at least every other year a story appears somewhere in the country about an African immigrant or American teenager ordered by a cosmetology board to stop braiding hair for money.

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