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 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.
Since joining IPI, Mr. Giovanetti has published numerous opinion/editorials and policy studies on a wide variety of topics including tax reform, intellectual property, Social Security personal accounts, telecom reform, Internet governance, education reform, the broadband revolution, and out-of-control government spending. In addition being published in leading papers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily and The Dallas Morning News, he has also appeared on a host of radio and television programs.
Mr. Giovanetti represents IPI at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where IPI is an accredited NGO. He has delivered a number of interventions during WIPO conferences on behalf of intellectual property protection. 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) Interngovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
In addition to his writing projects and leadership duties at IPI, Mr. Giovanetti also testifies before state and federal legislative committees on a variety of topics.
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The Courage of their Limited Government Convictions
With the next round of sequester spending restraints scheduled to hit in 2014, we’re about to find out which Republicans have the courage of their supposed limited government convictions.
Reform is Just a Word, in Taxes as in Health Care
Tax reformers need to keep a clear vision of what they’re trying to accomplish with tax reform, because if the purpose of the reform is to stimulate economic growth it must increase the after-tax rate of return to capital, otherwise reform could actually make things worse.
Is Tom Wheeler In for a Rude Awakening at the FCC?
Incoming Chairman Tom Wheeler should "nimbly" get the FCC going on the IP transition.
Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy
Did the Sequester Hurt the Economy?
The sky didn’t fall, job creation picked up instead of slowing down, and in the process we’ve managed to begin the process of restraining federal spending.
Continued Innovation Requires Government Cooperation
One clear theme from IPI’s Fifth Annual Communications Policy Summit is that we don’t need government to direct, fund or control innovation—we just need government to listen, learn, and cooperate where necessary.
Solving the Sugar Subsidy Problem
The problem of sugar subsidies frustrates those who believe in free markets and limited government and who oppose corporate welfare. But surrendering our consumer market to low-price manipulation simply makes us vulnerable to future high-price manipulation. Ultimately, the sugar problem can only be solved through a reformed and liberalized global sugar trading system, which should be the strategic goal of U.S. sugar policy.
Why Not Personal Accounts?
Personal Retirement Accounts (PRAs) should be the core of any conservative proposal for entitlement reform.
Sports Arenas Fail Taxpayers
Lack of transparency and ticketing policies that disadvantage the general public can’t be tolerated in a public facility. It should be a facility that works for the taxpayers, providing them every use and equal access, as with a publicly funded library or park.
Transforming Everything--Even How We Watch Football Games
The communications revolution is changing everything—including how guys watch football games. Even monitoring their blood pressure if their team lets them down.
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