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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.

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March 9, 2017

Let's Be Honest About Border Adjusted Taxes

We don’t know whether border adjustment taxes will end up as part of the final tax reform package, but the arguments merit honest debate.

March 6, 2017

Comments to the FCC Re Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services

Institute for Policy Innovation asks the Commission to reconsider and withdraw the 2016 Privacy Order as an early step in undoing the many mistakes and overreaches of the Commission under its previous Chairman.

March 2, 2017


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

If Congress passes the Email Privacy Act and sends it to President Donald Trump, it could be an "quick, easy bipartisan victory" for taxpayers and get the new administration and lawmakers off to a "positive" start, said IPI President Tom Giovanetti in an opinion piece in TechCrunch Wednesday.

March 1, 2017

Email Privacy Could Be A Quick Win for Trump and Congress

Congress could chalk up a quick, easy bipartisan victory for taxpayers if both the House and Senate determined to pass the Email Privacy Act as early as possible.

February 23, 2017

Coalition Letter in Support of Making the Free File Tax Preparation Permanent

The Free File program has been a clear success in ensuring taxpayers are able to comply with the absurdly complex tax code and is a superior solution to having the IRS file taxes for Americans.

February 23, 2017

Coalition Letter in Support of Full Business Expensing and Advertising Deduction

February 23, 2017

Coalition Letter: Intellectual Property Guidelines for the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress

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.


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