College Savings Accounts: How Arizona Can Help More Families Afford College EducationPosted on May 01, 2007 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Clint Bolick
Our nation faces a crucial dilemma: postsecondary education is increasingly a requisite to meaningful participation in an information economy, but college costs are skyrocketing, placing such education out of financial reach for many. If we do nothing to solve the problem at the front end, we will face a Hobson's choice of importing increasing numbers of college-educated workers from abroad, outsourcing professional jobs, or increasing taxpayer subsidies to college students.
The First Line of DefensePosted on April 03, 2007 | Type: Policy Report
For decades, groups seeking to protect individual rights groups that I will collectively and loosely refer to in the paper as the freedom movement have with some success used litigation, particularly in federal courts, to advance their missions. Despite the hesitancy some have about using judicial power to limit abuses by the other branches of government, such action is both necessary and appropriate because the courts were intended to protect individual liberties against majoritarian abuses. However, the freedom movement largely has overlooked a vital component of a pro-freedom litigation agenda: state constitutions.
A Comparison of State Spending Growth under Arizona GovernorsPosted on March 29, 2007 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Robert Robb
One of the most important of all governing decisions is how much of a polity's resources to absorb through government taxation and spending. This paper compares Gov. Janet Napolitano's first term to that of previous Arizona governors going back to Bruce Babbitt, the last Democrat to be elected governor in Arizona prior to Napolitano, on one subcomponent of that decision state general fund spending.
Miracle on Kildare Street: What Ireland's Economic Revival Means for ArizonaPosted on March 19, 2007 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Benjamin Powell, Ph.D.
An official from India, explaining his country's long embrace of socialism but more recent move toward free-market capitalism, provided a rather frank explanation for the change of heart: The fact is that one of the lessons you learn from history is that history sometimes teaches you the wrong lessons.
Dollars and Sense: How Arizona's Spending Choices Affect Our FuturePosted on March 12, 2007 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Noah Clarke
Since 2000, the Arizona state budget has grown 94 percent. Over the same time, the state's population has increased just 24 percent. At the current annual growth rate of 9.9 percent, Arizona state government will be spending an estimated $50.5 billion dollars a year by 2014. This study examines the causes of Arizona's budget growth and the potential impact on the state economy.