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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Eliminating state capital gains tax could spark an entrepreneurial surgePosted 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 CreationPosted 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 FiascoPosted 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.
No surprise that jobs and money go where taxes are low, and Arizona can do betterPosted on January 04, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski
Every year, people and their income move between states. They move for a number of reasons, but there’s ample evidence that cost of living and its relationship to tax burdens are a factor.
NY Times profiles Goldwater Institute: "A Watchdog for Conservative Ideals"Posted on December 26, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: Marc Lacey
Clint Bolick looks like any other high-powered lawyer, for the most part. But glance down at his index finger, which sports a scorpion tattoo, for first-hand evidence of his unconventional streak.