Business & Job Creation

Businesses need a friendly and fair business environment so they can compete, innovate, and create jobs. We’re keeping politicians from playing favorites by offering special deals and tax breaks to the favored few.

<p>Businesses need a friendly and fair business environment so they can compete, innovate, and create jobs. We’re keeping politicians from playing favorites by offering special deals and tax breaks to the favored few.</p>

All together now: an increase in the minimum wage will reduce the number of jobs.

As much as we might not like it, there are certain realities that simply cannot be reversed. The laws of supply and demand are an example. For all the chest-thumping about the indignity and lack of compassion in current minimum wage laws, they're for all the wrong reasons.

Has Americans' earning power remained stagnant, or even declined, over the last thirty years?

That's what some would have you believe. For example, last July, in a "snapshot" of the state's economy, the Arizona Republic reported that "in constant, 1982 dollars, [average wages in the private sector] amounted to $8.21 per hour, compared with $8.25 per hour in May 2003," lamenting that real wage growth had not kept pace with the impressive job creation in Arizona.

Rep. Steve Gallardo (D-Phoenix), is proposing legislation, supported by ACORN and the AFL-CIO, to raise Arizona's minimum wage to $6.65.

The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick joined KJZZ's Here and Now to discuss his new book Death Grip: Loosening the Law's Stranglehold over Economic Liberty.

The Goldwater Institute's Carrie Ann Sitren joined Sen. Ron Gould to talk about government overreach into daycare regulation in Arizona.

KTVK Channel 3 profiled the Goldwater Institute's case against the Arizona Board of Cosmetology for shutting down a spa owner who used a popular foot therapy at her salon.

Watch it here

The Goldwater Institute's Stephen Slivinski appeared on Arizona Weekly to discuss why lawmakers should be very cautious about extending unemployment benefits.

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The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick appeared on the Thom Hartmann Show to talk about his new book on economic liberty, Death Grip.

Goldwater Institute litigation director Clint Bolick joined Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch to discuss his new book "Death Grip," about the need for more economic liberty.

PHOENIX — The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled today the Goldwater Institute can challenge the actions of the State Board of Cosmetology to shut down a time-tested spa fish therapy that had been offered by nail salon owner Cindy Vong.

“Cindy Vong will get her day in court, and so will a government bureaucracy that has recklessly disrupted this business owner’s right to earn a living in a profession that offers no harm to the public,” said Clint Bolick, the Goldwater Institute’s litigation director.

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