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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

DECEMBER 17, 2015

Who’s Right on Digital Privacy? (Audio: Interview)


During the Dec. 15 GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas, Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sparred on the issue of electronic privacy and the NSA surveillance program. Tom Giovanetti discusses with Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer the merits of encryption and digital privacy vs security.

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2015

In Fighting Terror, Maintaining the Balance Between Liberty and Security (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti talks to 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis about new debates regarding electronic privacy and security in the wake of the horrific Paris terror attacks. 

NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Rejecting Keystone XL Mars Obama's Presidential Legacy (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti tells the Don Kroah Show that President Obama’s killing the Keystone XL will cloud his presidential legacy and show him to be a leader unwilling to work with Congress on anything.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

Trump's Tax Plan: Weighing Its Political, Philosophical and Economic Merits (Audio: Interview)


Trump's plan is a dynamo in two of these areas and a failure in the last area.

 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

Should Conservatives Have a Climate Insurance Policy? (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses how innovation should be a key component of conservatives’ plan on climate policy, and an IPI event on Sept. 25 will present three unique perspectives on the debate. 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

Government Shutdown: GOP’s Self-Inflicted Wound (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti discusses with Jim Henry of World News a possible government shutdown over the defunding of Planned Parenthood, pointing out that Republicans in Congress have failed to return to regular order and to perform their job of funding the government through the appropriations process, and if the government indeed shuts down it will be a self-inflicted wound.  

SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

Team Obama Claims Full Employment, But Sluggish Economy Still A Disaster (Audio: Interview)


On WBAP’s Chris Salcedo Show, IPI president Tom Giovanetti delivers a damning blow to the full employment “victory lap” Team Obama is claiming current labor statistics prove. 

 

AUGUST 23, 2015

Oreos Moves To Mexico; Should We Boycott? (Audio: Interview)


Americans should be troubled when a company decides to invest overseas rather than domestically. The US should do a better job on free trade and competing internationally.  

AUGUST 21, 2015

Oreos And U.S. Global Competitiveness (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins KMED’s Bill Meyer on Oreo’s move to Mexico from Chicago, pointing out how onerous taxes, regulations and labor costs make the U.S. a prohibitively expensive place to invest for businesses.

JUNE 16, 2015

Chaffetz Bill Even Worse Than Marketplace Fairness Act (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti discusses the latest online sales tax ploy in Congress and how it would do serious harm to small business and interstate commerce. 

MAY 13, 2015

Irving Earthquakes, Tax Debate in the Texas Legislature (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM The Answer host Mark Davis to discuss recent earthquakes in Irving and what may be at "fault," such as seismic activity or issues related to high powered wastewater disposal from drilling. Plus, as the Texas Legislature winds down, which tax cutting measures should win out: property tax cuts or sales tax cuts? 

MAY 5, 2015

A Bipartisan, Achievable Reform To Protect Digital Privacy (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with KMED’s Bill Meyer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses how, unlike the Patriot Act, reforming ECPA is bipartisan and noncontroversial, and deserves to be an absolute priority. 

APRIL 22, 2015

Texas’ HB 40 Reins in Local Tyranny (Audio: Interview)


A bill working through the Texas Legislature, HB 40, is a positive step toward making sure that rule of law, not majority tyranny, governs municipal rule-making. Tom Giovanetti discusses with 660 AM The Answer’s Mark Davis. 

APRIL 21, 2015

Virtually All Your Digital Life Is Subject To Warrantless Search, Seizure (Audio: Interview)


Updating the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act for the Internet Age shows Americans that Congress is not only sensitive to our privacy concerns but is willing to prioritize our Fourth Amendment protections. Tom Giovanetti discusses with Washington DC radio host Don Kroah of WAVA-FM.

APRIL 16, 2015

Congress Must Update ECPA for Digital Age (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Wisconsin's Vicki McKenna, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses the critical need to update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act for today's digital age to protect Americans' Fourth Amendment rights.

 

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