Tom Giovanetti is president of the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), a public policy research organization based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining IPI in 1992, Mr. Giovanetti was the director of product development for a small manufacturing company in Dallas, where he designed several patented products and gained real-world experience in how taxes and regulations affect small business.
Since joining IPI, Mr. Giovanetti has published numerous opinion/editorials and policy studies on a wide variety of topics including tax reform, intellectual property, Social Security personal accounts, telecom reform, Internet governance, education reform, the broadband revolution, and out-of-control government spending. In addition being published in leading papers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily and The Dallas Morning News, he has also appeared on a host of radio and television programs.
Mr. Giovanetti represents IPI at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where IPI is an accredited NGO. He has delivered a number of interventions during WIPO conferences on behalf of intellectual property protection. IPI was also accredited as an observer organization with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), where he argued against UN involvement with Internet governance, and with the UN's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Mr. Giovanetti also participated during meetings of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Interngovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
In addition to his writing projects and leadership duties at IPI, Mr. Giovanetti also testifies before state and federal legislative committees on a variety of topics.
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How About a Real World Tax Code?
Instead of allowing the IRS to waste billions and become even more oppressive through a Real Time Tax System, Congress should design a Real World Tax Code, which would make both the IRS’s and the taxpayers’ jobs easier.
The Sequester "Cuts" Are Not Even Really Cuts
Wasting $850 billion is just fine with the Government Class, but claw back 5 percent of it and it’s a zombie apocalypse—of course, since the federal government funded first responder training for a zombie apocalypse, we should still be okay.
Defense spending will keep rising despite sequestration
Scary budget scenarios are flying over Virginia faster than F-15s over Afghanistan, but fiscal analysts say Chicken Little defenses are pointless, and off target.
Celebrate sequestration this Friday
An opinion piece by Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, lays out the case not only for celebrating the sequester, but for beginning to plan for the second round of it.
Coalition Letter to FCC Regarding Transition to IP-Based Services
Time for Blunt Tools
Because Congress and the president have failed to rein in federal spending, their sequester is a laudable "blunt tool" that should be celebrated, not feared. Sequester spending reductions are minuscule, so the whining of the Government Class should be ignored. And if our federal government doesn’t get its act together, we should employ more such blunt tools.
Georgia Bill Stirs Fight Over Municipally Owned Networks
Georgia's House Bill 282 is reigniting controversies and conversation on whether states should limit municipal broadband networks.
Embrace the sequester as the first meaningful restraint on federal spending in almost twenty years. In fact, let’s start planning the next one.
President Price Hike
Unlike typical government meddling in prices, President Obama’s policies always seem designed to make prices higher.
Who's Afraid of the Sequester?
Any politician who can’t stomach the sequester cuts—which aren’t nearly large enough to put us on a sustainable fiscal path—isn’t serious about restraining federal spending. Let the sequester happen.
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