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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

APRIL 9, 2015

IPI Podcasts: Texas Isn't As Free Market As It Thinks


What? You can't buy a Tesla directly from the manufacturer? You can't buy liquor from a publicly traded company? From liquor codes to car sales regulations, there are some nonsensical laws on the books in Texas that ought to be eliminated. 

MARCH 17, 2015

Reining In Tax Fraud (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with WAVA’s Don Kroah, Tom Giovanetti discusses how massive a problem tax fraud is, who is really responsible, and how to reduce fraud—including through meaningful tax reform.  

FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Welcome to the Stupid Internet (Audio: Interview)


The stunning FCC power grab was far more than just net neutrality regulations, says Tom Giovanetti to WAVA's Don Kroah. 

FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Net Neutrality Power Grab: A Trojan Horse For Control of Media (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti discusses with WORD’s Tara Servatius that at the heart of the power grab is President Obama’s belief that government is necessary in every part of life to protect the public from greedy capitalists. 

FEBRUARY 4, 2015

Abbott Stance on Local Control Is Correct (Audio: Interview)


Conservatives should not prioritize "local control" over rule of law, warns Tom Giovanetti on 660 AM- The Answer's The Mark Davis Show. 

FEBRUARY 3, 2015

Nothing Sacred About Local Control (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with 570 AM KLIF's Grant Stinchfield of the Stinchfield Report, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses how new Texas governor Greg Abbott ruffled feathers when he implied that he had a strong view of the power of state law to supersede municipal regulations that restrict the rights and freedoms of Texans.

JANUARY 21, 2015

Let's Make Education Investments Tax Deductible (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis in-studio at 660 AM-The Answer to recap the State of the Union address, and challenges the notion that government be involved in more taxpayer-backed education-funding schemes.

JANUARY 21, 2015

The State of the Union Is Not Strong and Americans Know It (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins 106.3 The Word host Tara Servatius to recap last night’s “waste of time” State of the Union address, pointing out the logical conflicts of Obama’s proposals and how none of the them have the faintest chance of becoming law. 

JANUARY 16, 2015

A Horrifying Violation of Separation of Powers (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti tells WAVA's Don Kroah the president's push to preempt laws in 19 states limiting municipal broadband schemes is a "horrifying violation of separation of powers" unlike we've yet seen. 

JANUARY 15, 2015

If It Ain't Broke, Let Government Regulate It (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins KMED talk host Bill Meyer to cut through the lofty rhetoric and give a clear picture of the dismal experience  Obama’s socialized Internet would be for consumers.

 

JANUARY 15, 2015

Obama's Regulations Will Make the Internet Worse (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins WGTK talk host Joe Elliott on 970 AM The Answer to cut through the lofty rhetoric and give a clear picture of the dismal experience  Obama’s socialized Internet would be for consumers. 

JANUARY 15, 2015

Obama Wants More Regulations on the Internet (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins WINA talk host Rob Schilling of the Schilling Show to cut through the lofty rhetoric and give a clear picture of the dismal experience  Obama’s socialized Internet would be for consumers. 

JANUARY 14, 2015

Welcome to ObamaNet (Audio: Interview)


If you like your Post Office and your DMV, you’ll love ObamaNet, says Tom Giovanetti on Omaha's KFAB. 

JANUARY 8, 2015

Rules For Overthrowing an Entrenched House Speaker


Tom Giovanetti joins KSKY’s Mark Davis to discuss the Texas House Speaker’s race and efforts to launch a palace coup against Joe Straus. “It’s not enough to just have the right principles; you also have to have the right tactics,” says Giovanetti. “If we want to get rid of Joe Straus, two important lessons should be learned.”

DECEMBER 9, 2014

Terrorism Insurance Congressional Showdown Threatens Super Bowl (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Tom Giovanetti explains to Lars Larson that since a post-9/11 economy faces increased risk from terrorism, TRIA reauthorization should be a priority for action before close of Congress. And if the bill expires, events such as the Super Bowl are at risk. 

 

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