Business and Job Creation
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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Peoria calls a bully's bluffPosted on May 17, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Clint Bolick
With government at all levels routinely violating its own laws, it is a joy to write about one that is doing the right thing.
Avoiding a multi-million tax dollar 'emergency' in GlendalePosted on May 10, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Carrie Ann Sitren
Months after cries of “emergency,” the City of Glendale will be given another season to try to keep the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team playing in the desert.
Illegal, expensive deal for taxpayers remains in placePosted on March 21, 2011 | Type: In the News
Phoenix — Late Friday afternoon, potential buyer of the Phoenix Coyotes Matthew Hulsizer delivered a letter to the Goldwater Institute stating, “Arizona Hockey is willing to modify the lease agreement with Glendale to guaranty [sic] to the city that they [sic] will receive direct revenues from the Coyotes, Arena and parking that have a value to day [sic] of at least $75 million.
Government attempts to second-guess the market are bad policyPosted on March 02, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski
Let’s say you want to start a business. You scrape together some start-up capital. And let’s say you are able to eventually hire 15 people and are able to pay them above the median wage in your community.
The good parts and bad parts of the jobs billPosted on February 20, 2011 | Type: Video
The Goldwater Institute's Stephen Slivinski joined Channel 12 to talk about the jobs bill and the tough road ahead for Arizona's economy.