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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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February 21, 2017

Conservative Think Tank Wants to Reduce US Prison Population - Here's How


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The president of a Texas-based conservative think tank is speaking out against the high rate of incarceration in the United States, arguing that the annual cost to house inmates is not fiscally responsible and that the intended outcome is not the same as the actual result.

February 15, 2017

The Costs of Revenue Neutrality


Some argue that tax reform must be revenue neutral so that it doesn't cost the economy. But revenue neutral tax reform will have significant costs as well.

February 10, 2017

H-1B Visa 'Impasse' Should Be 'Easiest' Immigration Problem to Fix, Says IPI Chief


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The H-1B visa "impasse" should be the "easiest" of all the "controversial elements" of proposed immigration reform for Congress to fix, said Tom Giovanetti in a Thursday blog post.

February 9, 2017

Mend, Don't End, the H1B Visa Program


Of all the controversial elements of proposed immigration reform plans, the H1B visa impasse should be the easiest to fix.

February 6, 2017

Email Privacy Act Could Pass As Early As Monday


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

IPI president Tom Giovanetti in a statement called it a "slam dunk" for President Donald Trump and Congress. "This legislation has nothing to do with preventing or prosecuting terrorism, but rather simply corrects lack of foresight in legislation passed 30 years ago, long before digital data became such a pervasive part of normal life," he said.

February 2, 2017

Getting in the Broadband Zone


Whatever you call them, incentive-based Broadband Enterprise Zones are the best way to get broadband deployed to unserved areas of the country.

February 1, 2017

The Economy Can't Wait


Getting the economy growing again should be the Trump administration’s number one priority.

January 31, 2017

Comments on House Judiciary Committee Copyright Office Modernization Proposal


January 26, 2017

Quantum Improvements at the FCC


The FCC must be legislatively restructured to prevent future abuse of the agency’s power.

January 25, 2017

Big, Credible Tax Reform


Republicans should not trap themselves within the strait jacket of revenue neutrality--the goal is economic growth.

 

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