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Tom Giovanetti

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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 a freelance policy writer and 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.

Mr. Giovanetti writes for IPI and for other publications on a wide variety of policy topics including tax reform, intellectual property, Social Security personal accounts, communications policy, Internet governance, education reform, the broadband revolution, and out-of-control government spending.  In addition to being published in leading papers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily and The Dallas Morning News, he also appears regularly on a number of radio and television programs.

Mr. Giovanetti represents IPI many national and international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where IPI is an accredited NGO. 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) Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, and represents IPI as a stakeholder during trade agreement negotiations such as the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

In addition to his writing and speaking, Mr. Giovanetti also testifies before state and federal legislative committees on a variety of topics, and is primarily responsible for fundraising and development for the Institute for Policy Innovation.

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August 17, 2017

Saving Money and Budgeting How-To: Smart Financial Practices


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

One savings vehicle that just didn't get the job done was the government-sponsored myRA account. Existing alternatives to the myRA were superior because they allowed workers to invest in a variety of securities, while the myRA restricted investments to U.S. Treasuries," noted IPI in a commentary. "Treasuries are lousy retirement investments." 

August 17, 2017

Staving Off the Police State of the Future


Regardless of your political orientation, if we want to prevent the police state of the future, we must strongly oppose every incremental move that threatens our Fourth Amendment protections.

August 3, 2017

The Demise of myRA


We can say goodbye to the myRA program. But it won’t be the last time the federal government attempts to lure the American people into bailing out Washington’s unrestrained spending.

July 27, 2017

For a Congress in Need of Resuscitation, Email Privacy May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered


For a Congress floundering on health care and in need of proof that its dysfunction is not terminal, fixing our data privacy could be just what the doctor ordered.

July 24, 2017

Coalition Letter to Congress Urging the Overturn of CFPB Arbitration Rule


A coalition of 27 taxpayer protection and grassroots organizations urge Congress to invoke the Congressional Review Act to reverse a new CFPB rule preventing financial services companies from using arbitration to resolve customer disputes.

July 21, 2017

Coalition Letter Urging the President to End Illegal Obamacare Congressional Exemption


More than 30 national organizations, urge President Donald Trump to end the Obama-era’s illegal Congressional exemption from Obamacare.

July 21, 2017

How Abbott Could Introduce Regulatory Agencies to Reality


What’s surprising is that Texas — a state that has embraced a limited-government, free-market approach — still delegates and defers so much power to outdated regulatory agencies.

July 20, 2017

What 10 Million+ FCC Comments Tells Us


By making policy, instead of simply implementing and enforcing policy, the FCC has usurped the role of Congress, and people are responding accordingly.

July 17, 2017

Comments to the FCC in the Matter of Restoring Internet Freedom


July 12, 2017

Scheduled Internet Rage Is No Substitute for Sound Policy


A scheduled day of internet rage against a nonexistent threat is no substitute for good policy, especially when the day of hate is based on falsehoods and scaremongering.

 

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