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Tom Giovanetti

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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.

Follow Tom on Twitter at @tgiovanetti

AUGUST 25, 2016

IPI Podcast: Obamacare's Exchanges In Turmoil


Tom Giovanetti and Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the current state of the imploding Obamacare exchanges, which are losing insurers and seem to be devolving into high-risk pools. The conversation features an explanation of why the health insurance market has eroded and also looks into the future for where the market is headed. 

AUGUST 10, 2016

IPI Podcast: Internet Taxes and the Nexus Standard


The MFA and other Internet sales tax formulations would massively expand government power and burden small and medium-sized retailers with new tax-collection burdens. IPI’s Bartlett Cleland defines economic nexus and explains why the standard is so important. 

AUGUST 5, 2016

Republican Platform Puts the Brakes on Taxing the Internet (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins fill-in host Paul Gleiser on 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis Show to discuss important language included in the Republican platform that puts the brakes on government's ability to tax and regulate the Internet.

AUGUST 5, 2016

IPI Podcast: Online Sales Tax and the GOP Platform


In a regular Policy Wonks podcast, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses the Marketplace Fairness Act and how IPI was successful in influencing the Republican party platform to include language opposing the expansion of government's power in regulating and taxing the Internet. 

JULY 14, 2016

Does Police Assault Bill Erode Due Process, Civil Liberties? (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis on 660 AM - The Answer to discuss new legislation introduced that claims to "back the blue," but would actually erode due process, civil liberties, and expand the federal government.

JULY 14, 2016

Does "Back the Blue Act" Do More Harm Than Good? (IPI Podcast)


Tom Giovanetti and Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the recent Dallas police shooting and how politicians have quickly responded with the newly introduced “Back the Blue Act.” But does the legislation do more harm than good?

JULY 7, 2016

Trade and the 2016 Presidential Race (Podcast)


What’s the truth about trade and trade deficits, and what happens when governments cut off your ability to freely trade with people from other countries? IPI experts discuss in this installment of the Policy Wonks podcast

JUNE 3, 2016

Conservatives and Obama's Commutations (Audio: Interview)


While many conservatives may see President Obama’s commutations as being soft on crime, as people who prize liberty and individual rights, and who are skeptical about government power, conservatives actually should celebrate President Obama’s commutations. 

MAY 5, 2016

Can Cities Create Protected Classes? (Audio: Interview)


As furor over bathroom bills heats up, IPI's Tom Giovanetti joins State Rep. Matt Shaheen and talk host Mark Davis on the authority of municipalities to create protected classes.

APRIL 13, 2016

Tom Giovanetti's Opening Comments at Speaker Series Event


IPI President, Tom Giovanetti provides opening comments at IPI Speaker Series featuring Michael Barone. Included in his comments is a short overview of the Hatton Sumners Foundations, underwriters of this program.

MARCH 8, 2016

What #NeverTrump Voters May Be Missing (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins the Mark Davis Show on 660 AM-The Answer with guest host Wade Emmert to discuss how the current Republican primary season is seeing a battle for the soul of conservatism. 

FEBRUARY 17, 2016

Giovanetti Commends Apple for Privacy Stance (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti applauded CEO Tim Cook for his stance on protecting consumers’ privacy on 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis Show. “The FBI is asking Apple to give them a tool to get into ANY iPhone, not just one terrorist's device," said Giovanetti. 

FEBRUARY 8, 2016

Giovanetti On Civil Asset Forfeiture (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins Rob Schilling on WINA in Charlottesville, Va. to discuss how your property can be taken without a warrant or even without you being convicted of any wrongdoing because of the increasingly abusive civil asset forfeiture system. 

FEBRUARY 5, 2016

New Hampshire, Tax Proposals & Civil Asset Forfeiture (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with KSKY's Mark Davis on 660 AM - The Answer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses what's at stake for GOP presidential contenders in the upcoming New Hampshire primary, all the candidates' tax plans, and the "mission creep" of civil asset forfeiture abuse that threatens civil rights and the integrity of law enforcement. 

FEBRUARY 3, 2016

Mission Creep: Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse (Audio: Interview)


Under civil asset forfeiture, your property can be taken without a warrant or even without you being convicted of any wrongdoing and it’s become a horribly abusive system, says Tom Giovanetti on Upfront with Vicki McKenna. 

 

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