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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 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.

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.

 

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