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  • Arizona's Secret Growth Industry

    Posted on May 08, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor released employment data for all 50 states. Arizona has done reasonably well since March 2011, adding 47,000 non-farm jobs. That’s a growth rate of around 2 percent and puts Arizona among the top 10 states.

  • Of Statistics and Strawmen

    Posted on May 07, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach

    Blogger Mike McClellan criticizes the Goldwater Institute and me specifically for our estimate that the 1-cent sales tax rate increase would cost Arizonans 14,000 to 20,000 jobs. He cites the increase in the number of jobs in the state over the last two years and recent predictions that job growth will pick up as evidence of how wrong we were. There’s just one problem with McClellan’s thesis; it has no basis.

  • AUDIO: Reviving Economic Liberties - A Conversation with Clint Bolick

    Posted on May 07, 2012 | Type: Audio

    On the Liberty Law Talk podcast, host Richard Reinsch talks with Clint Bolick, Vice President of Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, about his book Death Grip: Loosening the Law’s Stranglehold over Economic Liberty. Bolick, of course, is no stranger to litigating constitutional claims for economic liberties and property rights, among other achievements.

  • 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.

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