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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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 LibertyPosted 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:
15 Years of Defending LibertyPosted on April 08, 2003 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Jeff Flake
When I arrived at the Goldwater Institute more than 10 years ago as 29-year-old political neophyte, I was dispatched by the board of directors to meet with then-Speaker of the House Jane Hull. I was surprised at how happy she was to meet someone she didn't know.
A Recipe for CorruptionPosted on March 22, 2003 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Satya Thallam
Corporation Commissioner Jim Irvin is in the hot seat with the threat of impeachment in the air, but lawmakers are missing the opportunity to address the root of the problem - the commission itself.
Lobbyists Work on the Government -- And for ItPosted on January 28, 2003 | Type: In the News | Author: Laura Knaperek
In the hearings conducted at the Legislature, almost all that attend and testify are individuals who represent agencies and departments of government. This appears to be a violation of the separation-ofpowers doctrine that is supposed to be for the preservation of liberty of citizens. What impact do such activities have on legislation? And are we, the citizens, paying for government lobbyists to work for the interests of these same agencies and departments?