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A government that operates behind closed doors cannot be the government of a free people. The Goldwater Institute has prompted several reforms shining light into the inner workings of government, including the nation’s most comprehensive online database of line-by-line government spending and restrictions on politicians using tax money for self-promotion. Our regular watchdog reports are helping citizens hold their elected officials accountable.

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  • Hitting Above Average

    Posted on September 28, 2003 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Satya Thallam

    The East Valley's legislators scored well on the Goldwater Institute's 2003 Legislative Report Card, which grades legislators according to their commitment to free markets, limited government, rule of law, individual liberty, and individual responsibility.

  • Best and Worst of Legislature

    Posted on September 28, 2003 | Type: Article | Author: Satya Thallam

    "If you give a mouse a cookie," a popular children's book says, "he'll want a glass of milk." Simply put, this is standard behavior for legislators: Afforded an inch of responsibility by voters, they soon seize a foot of authority.

  • Reg Problem

    Posted on August 26, 2003 | Type: In the News

    There seems to be plenty of finger-pointing going on, but ultimately, little is being said about the actual reason for the current gas shortage in Phoenix. Everyone seems to be aware that a pipeline broke and we have to wait for federal approval before gas can begin flowing. But, isn't anyone wondering why this problem is confined to the Phoenix metropolitan area?

  • Chileno recibe premio 'Goldwater Award'

    Posted on April 16, 2003 | Type: In the News

    En 1980, el doctor Jose Piñera elaboró un plan de ahorro y pensión para los trabajadores en Chile. Hoy, después de más de dos décadas, su proyecto, conocido comúnmente como el "sistema de la libretita", se ha establecido en 15 países y más de 60 millones de trabajadores se benefician de él.

  • Dipping Their Pens in Well of Liberty

    Posted on April 13, 2003 | Type: In the News | Author: Robert Robb

    Editor's note: At the Goldwater Institute's annual dinner Saturday night, Arizona Republic columnist Robert Robb introduced Wall Street Journal editor emeritus Robert Bartley as the recipient of the Kolbe Excellence in Journalism Award. Here are excerpts from his remarks:

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