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Tom Giovanetti


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.

Follow Tom on Twitter at @tgiovanetti

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— a state that has embraced a limited-government, free-market approach — still delegates and defers so much power to outdated regulatory agencies.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

July 6, 2017

Whatever Net Neutrality Should Be, Title II Ain't It

Whichever of the many changing definitions of net neutrality you favor, Title II is dangerous overkill, not net neutrality.

June 28, 2017

Deducting Taxes from Taxes

Through the federal tax code, we encourage higher state taxes by allowing the deductibility of state taxes from federal income taxes.

June 21, 2017

The Wrong Approach to the Border Adjusted Tax

The border adjusted tax should be evaluated based on its merits and effects, not simply as a pay-for. And if Congress rejects the border adjusted tax, it’s fine to go with tax cuts that are not revenue neutral.

June 20, 2017

Three Basic Tax Changes Paul Ryan Must Achieve

As House Speaker Paul Ryan works to save tax reform, he must focus on attaining at least three basic tax changes to jumpstart the U.S. economy.

June 16, 2017

IPI Applauds GOP For Rejecting Bill Preempting State Malpractice Authority

“As supporters of limited government and the wide berth given to states by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, we applaud Republicans in Congress for listening to our concerns regarding this bill and therefore pulling this legislation out of respect to the Constitution," said Tom Giovanetti.


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