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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Assessing Arizona's Economy: Boom or Bust?Posted on June 06, 2002 | Type: Policy Report
From 1990 to 2000 Arizona's population increased by 1.5 million residents, making it the second fastest-growing state in the nation. Of the state's 5 million inhabitants, 3.3 million, or 65 percent, came from another state or from outside the United States. Despite this overwhelming evidence that Arizona is a desirable place to live and work, the state's growth has generated a great deal of worry.
Leaders Worry too Much about Arizona's GrowthPosted on May 31, 2002 | Type: In the News
Arizona's corporate and political leaders may be worrying needlessly about the relationship between the state's rapid growth and its economic future.
The Freedom of Information Versus the Right to Privacy: A Pro-Market Framework for ArizonaPosted on May 24, 2002 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Solveig Singleton
The free movement of information throughout the economy and in government benefits Arizonans as citizens and consumers. At the same time, the right to privacy is also an important aspect of public and commercial life. Developments in information technology increasingly bring the free movement of information into conflict with the right to privacy.
No Time to Power DownPosted on March 05, 2002 | Type: In the News
Nothing demonstrates better how feeble electricity deregulation has been in Arizona than the Corporation Commission's recent rejection of the proposed Toltec power station in Eloy. If the electricity market is open for competition, why do government regulators still prohibit private companies from providing electricity services to customers?
The Economic Effects of Increasing Competition in Long Distance Telecommunications Service in ArizonaPosted on November 01, 2001 | Type: Policy Report | Author: David W. Sosa
As a fragment of the former Bell system and the incumbent provider of local telephone service, Qwest is specifically prohibited by federal law from providing long distance telecommunications service in areas where it has traditionally offered local service. This means that it cannot provide voice and data service between Arizona and New Mexico, for example, nor between Phoenix and Tucson for that matter. To enter these markets, Qwest must obtain permission from state and federal regulators.