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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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  • Arizona Supreme Court in Mesa case: 1st Amendment protects tattoos

    Posted 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 entrepreneurs

    Posted 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 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

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