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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Coalition Letter Urging the Repeal of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
Free-market and taxpayer protection organizations urge that repeal of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) be included in any tax reform package sent to the White House.
How the Texas Legislature Can Solve the Bathroom Bill Dilemma Without Using the Words 'Bathroom' Or 'Transgender'
The state of Texas has a compelling interest in protecting its residents against municipal actions that erode economic and social freedom, including municipal do-gooders. The legislature should craft alternate legislation that is at the same time broader and better than the well-intended but wrongly targeted bathroom bill.
On Tax Reform, You Can't Expense What You Can't Afford
Congressional leaders need to remember that the goal of tax reform is increased growth through increased business investment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coalition Letter: Intellectual Property Guidelines for the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress
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