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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Plan would kill jobsPosted on July 06, 2006 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Matthew Ladner
Opinion polls demonstrate strong support for a state minimum wage. The idea appeals to an innate sense of fairness. We don't like the idea that people can work hard, play by the rules and still be poor. Advocates argue that raising the minimum wage creates a more just society by reducing poverty.
Cheer up, Tucson: Austin isn't example to followPosted on June 23, 2006 | Type: In the News | Author: Noah Clarke
Convinced the grass is greener, some Tucson business leaders and public officials recently went to Austin to study its best practices for generating growth.
Minimum wage may get chance in ArizonaPosted on June 18, 2006 | Type: In the News
A proposed state law establishing a $6.75 minimum wage likely will go to voters in November, making Arizona one of several states with similar ballot issues this year.
One Small StepPosted on June 14, 2006 | Type: Blog | Author: Benjamin Barr
Arizona's new wine legislation improves economic liberty
City bets $217 mil on business jackpotPosted on June 09, 2006 | Type: In the News | Author: Peter Corbett
SCOTTSDALE - Scottsdale is betting taxpayer money - $217 million - on incentives for retail and redevelopment projects that it expects will pay off over 20 years to generate nearly a half-billion dollars in city revenue.