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Arizonans Should be Free to Work – and to Challenge Bureaucratic Overreach

January 6, 2022 By Timothy Sandefur This week the Goldwater Institute filed a brief urging the Arizona Supreme Court to review..

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Pizza Shop Owner Prevails Against Government in Arizona

Merita Kraja’s American dream was in jeopardy. After escaping communism in Albania 30 years ago, she came to the United States,..

Permissionless Society
What Do We Do About Our “Permission Society”?

October 25, 2019By Timothy Sandefur In my 2016 book, The Permission Society, I argued that the United States is increasingly..

Permissionless Society
Michigan Governor’s Dazed and Confused Anti-Vape Regulation

Marijuana? Blaze on!  Vaping? Hell no! These dazed, confused, and conflicting messages are coming from none other than Michigan Governor Gretchen..

Arizona Should Provide These 3 Simple Protections for People Seeking Permits (HB 2182)

March 21, 2019by Timothy Sandefur Half a century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that whenever the government “makes the..

Permissionless Society
When Government Grinches Steal Christmas

by Christina Sandefur December 7, 2018 Being charitable at Christmas might cost Thomas and Kris Apruzzi tens of thousands of..

Jobs & Economy
There’s a Better Way to License Occupations—without Relying on the Government

November 15, 2018 Phoenix—Today, the government plays the role of granting occupational licenses to professionals, supposedly to protect consumers and..

Permissionless Society
In U.S., Aviation Must Embrace Innovation

by Jennifer Tiedemann October 1, 2018 Congress recently unveiled a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which would..

What Are Certificate of Need Laws?

September 27, 2018 What Certificate of Need Laws are and why they don’t work 1. Certificate of Need state laws are..

Permissionless Society
Christmas Comes Early for “Christmas Lee”

September 27, 2018 For one Phoenix homeowner, Christmas came early this year. Goldwater Institute Director of National Litigation Jon Riches..

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