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Tom Giovanetti

President

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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December 14, 2017

IPI Applauds FCC Vote Overturning Title II Internet Regulations


IPI commends the FCC for voting today to overturn the Obama administration’s ill-conceived 2015 reclassification of broadband networks as telephone service until Title II.

December 13, 2017

21 Percent Is Just Fine


So the corporate tax rate in the conference committee bill is 21 percent, not 20 percent. That’s okay, we’ll get over it!

December 6, 2017

Corporate Rate Cut Must Take Effect in 2018, not 2019


If the corporate rate cut doesn’t take effect until 2019, businesses may choose to wait a year and defer income and production.

November 30, 2017

Rubio-Lee Tax Proposal Problematic


"Reducing the economic growth effects with a higher corporate rate takes tax reform in the wrong direction," said IPI president Tom Giovanetti. 

November 30, 2017

Taking Net Neutrality A Little Too Seriously


Certain advocacy groups are intentionally spreading misleading information about net neutrality, which could lead to greater damage than just their credibility.

November 27, 2017

IPI Condemns Threats, Racist Comments Against FCC Chairman Pai


"IPI condemns in the strongest terms the appalling attacks against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family that have taken place since his announced policy of returning Internet regulation to the successful framework implemented by the Clinton administration in 1997," said IPI president Tom Giovanetti.

November 21, 2017

DOJ Suing to Stop Time Warner, Citing Lack of Pay-TV Competition


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The Institute for Policy Innovation in a statement said the transaction "had been considered non-controversial by antitrust observers of all political persuasions." It said opponents of the deal likely don't have a markets or competitive basis and opposition instead is based on President Donald Trump's antipathy for CNN, with Justice "using the heavy hand of government to persecute those it doesn't like." If that's what's driving DOJ, it said, that would be "an ominous turn in the Trump administration."

November 20, 2017

DOJ Suing to Block AT&T-Time Warner Deal


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

In the first big merger review under the Trump Administration, the Justice Department has filed suit to block AT&T's $85 billion bid for Time Warner and its valuable programming assets.

November 20, 2017

Giovanetti: Trump DoJ Attempt to Block AT&T Merger "Disappointing," "Ominous"


IPI president Tom Giovanetti says it’s more than disappointing that the Trump administration has decided to attempt to block the AT&T-TimeWarner merger, which had been considered non-controversial by antitrust observers of all political persuasions.

November 16, 2017

Giovanetti: Passage of Tax Bill Major Step Towards "Right Kind" of Tax Reform


IPI commends the U.S. House of Representatives for passing sweeping legislation towards significant tax reform that would benefit the U.S. economy and the middle class.

 

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