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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

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. 

NOVEMBER 11, 2014

Obama Calls For Aggressive Internet, ISP Regulations


Ted Cruz calls it “Obamacare for the Internet.” IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM The Answer’s Mark Davis to take listener calls and discuss President Obama’s urging the FCC to enforce the most aggressive and onerous kind of net neutrality regulations for the Internet, even to the extent of treating ISPs as utility companies.

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

President Obama Loses His Human Shield; Now What? (Podcast)


Under Senator Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate virtually stopped functioning—no hearings, no legislation, and no budget. But now with a Republican majority approaching in January, IPI's Tom Giovanetti and Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. discuss what’s next for a lame-duck Senate, especially for legislation such as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, the Marketplace Fairness Act, and the tax extenders. And what may the new Republican-led Senate attempt to accomplish in Obama’s final two years?

NOVEMBER 6, 2014

Has Texas Been Coasting? (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis on KSKY’s 660 AM- The Answer to discuss a new Congress’s policy priorities and whether the President may be amenable to any of their agenda. Plus, what’s next for Denton as lawsuits are piling up as a result of the new drilling ban? And Giovanetti has a surprising message for newly elected Texas governor Greg Abbott. 

OCTOBER 17, 2014

Realizing Big Government Cannot Cure Our Ails


The Obama administration’s effort to contain the Ebola crisis has left many Americans more cynical than ever of government. In this podcast, Tom Giovanetti and Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., discuss the administration’s legacy having to defend its agencies against charges and revelations of incompetence and corruption. 

OCTOBER 9, 2014

Denton Anti-Drilling Group Funded By Outside Extremists (Audio: Interview)


A Denton anti-driling group has claimed to be entirely grassroots, but that's clearly not the case. 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Keys to U.S. Energy Independence (Podcast)


This week's podcast clarifies common misunderstandings and identifies key steps for the U.S. to take toward energy independence.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

US Energy Boom Transforming Foreign Policy (Podcast)


With new approval to fight ISIS in the Middle East, many are asking: What has changed in foreign policy and the US energy supply? 

 

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