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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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  • How to Make the Sun Shine on Solar Energy

    Posted on April 25, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski

    Recent news from the solar industry includes headlines about Germany cutting solar subsidies and Arizona-based First Solar laying off 30 percent of its employees.

  • A Pound of Cure: How Academic Detailing Could Limit Access to Pharmaceuticals

    Posted on March 27, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Byron Schlomach

    Pharmaceutical sales are coming under criticism based on what appear to be legitimate but rare abuses of pharmaceutical salespeople promising more from a drug than they should and doctors allowing themselves to be pressured into prescribing. Unfortunately, these isolated incidents are being held up as evidence of the need for vast new government intrusion and regulation of the pharmaceutical industry’s marketing practices. While certainly well intentioned, these efforts are likely to negatively affect doctors and patients.

  • Little-Known Policy in President's Health Care Plan Could Limit Access To Pharmaceuticals

    Posted on March 26, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    New Goldwater Institute Analysis Shines Light On “Academic Detailing”

  • Put energy policymaking decisions back where they belong

    Posted 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 Fiction

    Posted 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.

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