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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.

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JUNE 13, 2014

Ireland's Plain Packaging Law (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis on 660 AM The Answer to explain why an Irish mandate is a violation of property rights and freedom of speech for companies. 

MAY 13, 2014

American Capital Is Fleeing to Greener Pastures (Audio: Interview)


American jobs and capital are fleeing, while Washington does nothing. 

APRIL 24, 2014

2014 World IP Day: IP Intensive Industries--the Majority of U.S. Exports


APRIL 17, 2014

Kiss Consistency Goodbye (Audio: Podcast)


Tom Giovanetti and Merrill Matthews discuss why the change in methodology by the census bureau will make it impossible to determine accurate results of Obamacare. And isn't it curious that this change takes place one month after the enrollment deadline?

APRIL 15, 2014

Tax Day 2014 (Audio: Interview)


Fair tax, flat tax, margins tax, gas tax, toll taxes…  IPI president Tom Giovanetti covers it all as he joins KSKY’s Mark Davis on Tax Day 2014 on 660 AM The Answer. Plus, you may be shocked to hear which taxes Tom says may not be so bad.

APRIL 14, 2014

Why Aren't Companies Protesting U.S. Giving Up Control of the Internet? (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Tom Giovanetti discusses with Vicki McKenna the threat of how some of the world’s most repressive political regimes are one step closer to controlling the Internet, and why many U.S. companies surprisingly sound supportive of the idea. 

APRIL 9, 2014

Tax Code for a Modern Economy: Part Two


Tom Giovanetti, Bartlett D. Cleland, Dorothy Coleman, Caroline Schellhas, Miguel Martinez, James Pinkerton

Tax Code for a Modern Economy featured a panel of experts representing several industries who discussed the need to design a tax code from the ground up—one that is investment friendly with greater simplicity and which will stimulate economic growth going forward into the 21st century.

APRIL 9, 2014

Tax Code for a Modern Economy: Part One


Tom Giovanetti, Bartlett D. Cleland, Dorothy Coleman, Caroline Schellhas, James Pinkerton, Miguel Martinez^ Jr.

Tax Code for a Modern Economy featured a panel of experts representing several industries who discussed the need to design a tax code from the ground up—one that is investment friendly with greater simplicity and which will stimulate economic growth going forward into the 21st century.

MARCH 28, 2014

Ideal vs. Realities of Obamacare (Audio: Podcast)


It's been four years since the ACA was signed. Far from attaining his ideals, the president has had no choice but to inject some reality into the program by embracing free market proposals.

MARCH 21, 2014

Fans Should Be Free to Resell Tickets (Audio: Podcast)


Ticket purchasers should be free to resell tickets however and to whomever they like through secondary markets, without restriction by governments in collusion with primary sellers.

MARCH 15, 2014

Strong Protection of Intellectual Property Is Critical to Boosting U.S. Exports (Audio:Podcast)


In this discussion Merrill Matthews and Tom Giovanetti discuss the constitutional origins of intellectual property protection and why it is important for a strong economy today.

MARCH 5, 2014

Intellectual Property in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: National Interest or Corporate Handout?


Speaking at this Cato event, IPI President Tom Giovanetti defends the protection of intellectual proterty in the Trans Pacific Partnership.

FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Tax Reform Back on the Table...Finally! (Audio: Podcast)


The sweeping blueprint for fundamental reform of both business and personal federal taxation that Congressman Camp introduced this week is long overdue.

FEBRUARY 26, 2014

Why Raising the Minimum Wage is a Bad Idea (Audio: Interview)


IPI President Tom Giovanetti debates the idea of passing a national minimum wage increase on Wisconsin Public Radio's Joy Cardin Show.

FEBRUARY 16, 2014

Did Raising the Debt Ceiling Hurt Republican Elections Hopes?


Tom Giovanetti discusses the impact that raising the debt ceiling will have in the next election cycle and the dangers of the president's disregard for the constitution.

 

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