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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

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? 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

To Frack or Not to Frack: Before and After (Audio: Interview)


Giovanetti joins Mark Davis on KSKY’s 660 AM The Answer to give a Tuesday morning preview of the Denton fracking debate, as well as a Wednesday post-debate analysis. 

AUGUST 22, 2014

Podcast: Fracking Bans - But What About Property Rights?


The fracking issue has taken a new turn as a growing number of communities look to dramatically limit or even ban the practice. But what are the implications for property rights in light of fracking bans? IPI's Tom Giovanetti and Merrill Matthews take a look in this podcast. 

AUGUST 18, 2014

Video: Giving Away the Internet?


In remarks delivered at the 2014 Red State Gathering, IPI president Tom Giovanetti warns that a majority of the world’s countries would like to see the functions of the Internet severed from the United States in order to change the way it works, and make it easier to filter and restrict websites, free speech, and especially political speech.

AUGUST 15, 2014

Podcast: Ebola, Sovaldi, and the Companies That Just Can't Win


No matter what pharmaceutical companies do, they just can’t win. And why is there an entitlement attitude when it comes to health and drug innovation? 

JULY 9, 2014

Wind’s Future As Key Player in US Energy Likely Just Hot Air (IPI Podcast)


Wind energy faces several likely insurmountable challenges to becoming a dependable part of America’s energy portfolio.

JUNE 26, 2014

SCOTUS Decisions on Aereo, Cell Phone Privacy, NLRB Appointments (IPI Podcast)


This week the Supremes ruled favorably not only for property rights and civil liberties, but also delivered a hefty bench slap on a White House power grab. 

JUNE 19, 2014

A Tale of Two Internet Tax Bills (Podcast)


In this week's podcast, IPI's Bartlett Cleland and Tom Giovanetti tackle two very different bills on Internet tax: the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act and the Marketplace Fairness Act. 

JUNE 13, 2014

Cantor Loss May Spell Ex-Im's Exit (Audio: Interview)


With a Cantor loss, the Export-Import Bank, an FDR-era corporate welfare program, may finally be phased out. 

 

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