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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 14, 2018

Democrats Propose a Tax Hike

If Democratic leadership thinks the way to respond to the Republican tax cut is to argue for tax increases, they may be throwing Republicans just the lifeline they need for the midterm elections.

March 12, 2018

A Time to Choose On Net Neutrality

Democrats in Congress are working feverishly to restore the Obama rules by abusing a device called the “Congressional Review Act.”

March 7, 2018

Whose Crumbs?

Nancy Pelosi isn’t the only one who is out-of-touch and doesn’t understand economics.

March 6, 2018

Coalition Letter to the President Regarding Tariffs

February 26, 2018

Coalition Letter to Congress Regarding the Remote Transactions Parity Act

Coalition letter expressing opposition to H.R. 2193, the so-called “Remote Transactions Parity Act” (RTPA), which would grant states new power to tax and regulate internet sales made by businesses outside their borders.

February 16, 2018

Dallas Is Right to Wait to Regulate Bike Share

The city must resist the call for an enormous new investment of taxpayer dollars to facilitate these private entrepreneurial ventures.

February 15, 2018

Tax Cuts Are Empowering the American Worker

IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Republicans’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act stands as the most sweeping and comprehensive tax reform in the past 30 years. Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, a public policy research organization, writes, “President Trump has already done more to grow the U.S. economy than the last four presidents and 28 years combined.” 

February 14, 2018

Public Pensions Are Bad for Employees but Such Fun for Bureaucrats

The politicization, cronyism and bureaucracy of public pension management is a recipe for disaster.

February 2, 2018

On Tax Reform, the Hits Just Keep on Coming

Now that the Trump administration’s historic tax reform is actual law, there is every reason to expect continued good economic news and higher rates of economic growth.

January 17, 2018

Trump's Tax Reform Miracle

President Trump has already done more to grow the U.S. economy than the last four presidents and 28 years combined.


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