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Tom Giovanetti


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


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. 

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.


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