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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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  • Truth Is Graver than Fiction

    Posted on February 02, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Christina Sandefur

    Part one of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged ends in despair, as the oil fields of entrepreneur Ellis Wyatt burst into flames. Wyatt Oil, once a successful business that created jobs and launched an economic Renaissance in the western United States, had fallen victim to stifling taxes and government regulation. No longer willing to surrender to bureaucrats, Wyatt abandons his once-thriving business.

  • FEE Summer Seminars Accepting Applications

    Posted on January 20, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jon Gabriel

    Applications for the Foundation for Economic Education's Summer Seminars are now open. The Freedom University series in Atlanta, GA, is designed to introduce college students to Austrian economics, history, and current events. The Advanced Austrian seminar will take place at FEE's headquarters in Irvington, NY, and two high school seminars will be held in Salt Lake City, UT. This year we’ll also put on a new seminar for FEE alumni, Communicating Liberty, in Atlanta.

  • Eliminating state capital gains tax could spark an entrepreneurial surge

    Posted on January 19, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski

    An important driver of job growth is investment. Without investment, new businesses may not flourish or even see the light of day. And venture capital investment in technology start-ups is one of the highest-profile sources of new business births.

  • Investing in Arizona: How the Legislature Can Get Arizona's Economy Moving Again by Reducing the Barriers to Investment and Job Creation

    Posted on January 19, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Stephen Slivinski

    Recent polling shows that Americans’ number one concern about the economy is unemployment and the future of job growth. With Arizona’s unemployment rate at 9%, the need to set the stage for private sector growth is critical and job number one for policymakers.

  • Ending the Solar Subsidy Fiasco

    Posted on January 12, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Clint Bolick

    It’s not every day that the New York Times makes a compelling case against government giveaways. But a recent page-one article underscored that the Solyndra scandal was only the tip of the solar-subsidy iceberg. Huge companies like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, General Electric, utilities including Exelon and NRG, and even Google are receiving government guarantees that ensure large profits with virtually no risk — except to the taxpayer.

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