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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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  • Minimum employment with the minimum wage

    Posted on November 09, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach

    With unemployment above 9 percent for more than 2½ years, the last thing Arizona needs is a mandated increase in the price of labor. Yet, that is what we’ll soon have when the state’s minimum wage rises by 30 cents an hour, a result of a 2006 ballot initiative.

  • Private failure, not taxpayer-funded industrial policy, is an important part of economic growth

    Posted on October 27, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski

    Instead of transferring taxpayer money to today’s favored industries, policymakers should take the long view, encouraging private-capital investments without government-imposed impediments.

  • Cindy Vong talks about the Spa Fish case on Peter Schiff's Show

    Posted on October 25, 2011 | Type: Audio

    The Goldwater Institute is representing Cindy Vong after the Arizona Board of Cosmetology shut down her foot therapy spa, which uses tiny Garra Rufa fish to eat the dead skin off of customers' feet. Ms. Vong went on the Peter Schiff Show to discuss her case.

  • A tax credit to reduce government red tape

    Posted 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.

  • Stephen Slivinski talks job creation

    Posted on October 05, 2011 | Type: Audio

    The Goldwater Institute's Stephen Slivinski appeared on KFNX's Legalease, along with State Representative John Fillmore, to talk about job creation and a proposal that would create a state bank.

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