GOLDWATER INSTITUTE

GOLDWATER INSTITUTE

Phoenix, AZ

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The mission of Goldwater Institute is to keep watch on government, expand school choice, restore economic liberty, and protect private property.

Major programs for this organization include: The Right To Try; Education Savings Accounts; Rolling Back Abuses of Labor Unions

IN THE NEWS

PRIVACY MATTERS: DARCY’S STORY OF DEATH THREATS, VIOLENCE, INTIMIDATION

Goldwater Institute President Darcy Olsen has been involved in complex public policy issues for decades, but it was only after opposing hundreds of millions in taxpayer subsidies for the hockey team in Glendale, Ariz., that she found out how violent and threatening opponents could be. A new video from People United for Privacy e...

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TOP TEN MOMENTS OF #LIBERTYFORUM2016

Every year Liberty Forum inspires and rejuvenates the individuals in the worldwide freedom movement, and this past weekend was more inspirational than ever. More than anything, there was a palpable connectedness among our partners, our supporters, and various friends and family members. With 58 countries represented, Liberty For...

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GOLDWATER INSTITUTE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

The cruel coldness of bureaucracy is never more apparent than when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps potentially life-saving drugs out of reach of terminally ill patients, even after deeming them safe. The Goldwater Institute, based in Phoenix, Ariz., is driving a new national conversation around access to treatments...

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CENTRE FOR JUSTICE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

When government violates the individual and economic liberties of entrepreneurs in Sweden, the Stockholm-based Centre for Justice (Centrum för rättvisa) fights back by defending the dreams of these entrepreneurs in court. The organization’s Litigating for Liberty project has been named one of six finalists for this year’s presti...

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FIRE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2016 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

Nearly half of America’s colleges and universities maintain blatantly unconstitutional speech codes, which are the draconian and illiberal policies that administrators use to silence unpopular and inconvenient speech on campus. That’s why Philadelphia-based FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is fighting bac...

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SHARING ECONOMY VICTORY FOR AIRBNB ADVERTISING IN TENNESSEE

Airbnb is a popular and growing part of the new sharing economy, allowing people to earn extra money by renting out their homes for temporary use by others. This business model provides new competition to hotels, though, so governments face industry pressure to fine and regulate the home-sharing industry out of existence. Despit...

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CHALLENGE TO MANDATORY CA TEACHER UNION FEES HEARD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT

Freedom of association is a fundamental cornerstone of the ideas of liberty, but mandatory union fees for school teachers have long held many of those teachers captive to an ideological system that they don’t support. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing testimony in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a...

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LITIGATOR FOR LIBERTY CLINT BOLICK APPOINTED TO ARIZONA SUPREME COURT

In order for the judicial system to protect individual rights effectively, it takes judges who understand the ideas of liberty and the constitutional limits of government power. That’s why it’s so exciting that Clint Bolick, vice president for litigation with Atlas Network partner the Goldwater Institute, has been appointed to t...

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A LOOK BACK AT THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL LIBERTY EVENT OF THE YEAR

You never know where your next big idea will originate — a dynamic speaker, a moving video, an interactive workshop, a chance conversation. Inspiration can arise from almost anywhere, and a primary reason that Atlas Network organizes Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner (LFFD) every year is to facilitate an environment in which there...

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EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS: THE FUTURE OF CHOICE IN EDUCATION

Several state governments in the United States have taken a bold step to give parents the ability to control their education by offering K–12 education savings accounts (ESAs). ESAs are flexible spending accounts that parents can use to purchase education services for their children, and a significant refinement of Milton Friedm...

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TENNESSEE’S BEACON CENTER ADVOCATES ‘RIGHT TO TRY’ LAW

A new package of health care reform proposals released this month from the Beacon Center of Tennessee includes a comprehensive analysis of the benefits of “Right to Try” legislation, which would allow terminally ill patients the option of trying experimental medication that has not yet received full approval from the Food and Dr...

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PATIENTS RIGHT TO TRY IS NOW LAW IN MISSOURI

On July 15, 2014, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri signed into law Right To Try legislation that gives some patients the ability to procure drugs not yet approved for market by the Food and Drug Administration.

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