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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Put energy policymaking decisions back where they belongPosted on March 02, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Clint Bolick
National news headlines of companies like Solyndra and other government energy subsidies gone wrong are not the only stories of the renewable energy lobby bleeding taxpayers dry. For years, the same special interests have benefitted from the “Renewable Energy Standard” Rule (REST) implemented by the Arizona Corporation Commission, by which a certain percentage of the state’s energy portfolio must come from so-called “renewables.”
Truth Is Graver than FictionPosted on February 02, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Christina Sandefur
Part one of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged ends in despair, as the oil fields of entrepreneur Ellis Wyatt burst into flames. Wyatt Oil, once a successful business that created jobs and launched an economic Renaissance in the western United States, had fallen victim to stifling taxes and government regulation. No longer willing to surrender to bureaucrats, Wyatt abandons his once-thriving business.
FEE Summer Seminars Accepting ApplicationsPosted on January 20, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jon Gabriel
Applications for the Foundation for Economic Education's Summer Seminars are now open. The Freedom University series in Atlanta, GA, is designed to introduce college students to Austrian economics, history, and current events. The Advanced Austrian seminar will take place at FEE's headquarters in Irvington, NY, and two high school seminars will be held in Salt Lake City, UT. This year we’ll also put on a new seminar for FEE alumni, Communicating Liberty, in Atlanta.
Investing in Arizona: How the Legislature Can Get Arizona's Economy Moving Again by Reducing the Barriers to Investment and Job CreationPosted on January 19, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Stephen Slivinski
Recent polling shows that Americans’ number one concern about the economy is unemployment and the future of job growth. With Arizona’s unemployment rate at 9%, the need to set the stage for private sector growth is critical and job number one for policymakers.
Eliminating state capital gains tax could spark an entrepreneurial surgePosted on January 19, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski
An important driver of job growth is investment. Without investment, new businesses may not flourish or even see the light of day. And venture capital investment in technology start-ups is one of the highest-profile sources of new business births.