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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A tax credit to reduce government red tapePosted on October 05, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
A regulatory tax credit would allow taxpayers to reduce their taxes in an amount equal to the cost of complying with excessive regulation by the government, providing a powerful incentive for government to avoid and reduce regulations.
Byron Schlomach talks about AZ's Fund of FundsPosted on September 27, 2011 | Type: In the News
The Goldwater Institute's Dr. Byron Schlomach appeared on KAET's Horizon to discuss Arizona's new venture capital endeavor--the Fund of Funds.
Do consumers need protection from out of state wine?Posted on September 27, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Clint Bolick
Congress is considering a bill, H.R. 1161, which would allow states to restore protectionist trade barriers against wine grown outside their state line.
Government: A lousy venture capitalistPosted on September 14, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
When state legislatures reconvene in January, a priority for many will be passing some kind of “jobs” bill. What form that might take is open to debate, but there are already lessons to be learned on what not to do.
State legislators should learn from failed federal stimulus effortsPosted on September 13, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski
State legislators looking to spur job creation should reject federal stimulus efforts as a model. In fact, there are at least two lessons in what not to do that policymakers can learn from President Obama’s failed effort to energize economic growth through government spending and temporary tax gimmicks.