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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Eminent danger: cash-strapped cities use entrepreneurs' property to lure big businessesPosted on January 05, 2005 | Type: In the News | Author: Joshua Kurlantzick
Dino Paspalakis was sure his business was secure. For 17 years, as co-owner of Joyland Amusement Center, a popular arcade in Daytona Beach, Florida, he's been pouring his money into upgrades, drawing a consistent clientele, and carrying on the family business.
Diversity Adds New CategoriesPosted on November 01, 2004 | Type: In the News
The face of diversity is changing as some businesses move beyond considering gender and race in their employment strategies.
Californians drawn to friendly Arizona - for nowPosted on May 27, 2004 | Type: Issue | Author: Matthew Ladner
Californians are converging on Arizona in record numbers. Between 1995 and 2000, nearly 200,000 Californians moved to the Grand Canyon State. And while California lost 755,000 residents, Arizona gained almost 800,000, U.S. Census numbers show.
Obscene gas prices got you in a froth? Blame it on CongressPosted on March 21, 2004 | Type: In the News
Gas prices are climbing, and Arizonans want to know why.
Getting Back to Work: Reforming Unemployment Insurance to Increase EmploymentPosted on January 26, 2004 | Type: Policy Report | Author: William B. Conerly
A suitable unemployment insurance (UI) policy should work to promote employment. Essentially unchanged since its inception in the 1930s, the existing UI system actually works against employment. The current system increases average time spent unemployed and leads to a substantial number of temporary layoffs.