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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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."
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 OpportunitiesPosted 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 CostsPosted 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.”