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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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  • No surprise that jobs and money go where taxes are low, and Arizona can do better

    Posted 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.

  • Board of Cosmetology's Irrational Regulations Need a Makeover

    Posted on December 19, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Christina Sandefur

    The latest target of the Arizona Board of Cosmetology is entrepreneur Lauren Boice and her business Angels on Earth Home Beauty. Though Lauren’s unique business is a blessing to her homebound clients, the Board has come to treat her like an outlaw.

  • Boice v. Aune

    Posted on December 13, 2011 | Type: Case

    With her background in cosmetology and nursing, cancer-survivor Lauren Boice saw a need for cosmetology services for home-bound patients and those in assisted-living facilities. She launched Angels on Earth Home Beauty, which connects the elderly, sick, and terminally ill with licensed cosmetologists who can perform haircuts, manicures, or massages right in the clients’ homes and assisted-living facilities.

  • Freedom is the key to jobs

    Posted on December 13, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach

    With America’s unemployment rate at or above 9 percent for three years, prior to the rate being pushed down by people leaving the workforce, job creation is on everybody’s mind. Unfortunately, for many policymakers across the country the ideas to turn that rate around – tax breaks for big corporations or outright subsidies to biotechnology, solar power, or other high-tech industries – have been tried, with little to show for them.

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