IPI President Tom Giovanetti's address at the 25th Anniversary Celebration.
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 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.
Since joining IPI, Mr. Giovanetti has published numerous opinion/editorials and policy studies on a wide variety of topics including tax reform, intellectual property, Social Security personal accounts, telecom reform, Internet governance, education reform, the broadband revolution, and out-of-control government spending. In addition being published in leading papers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily and The Dallas Morning News, he has also appeared on a host of radio and television programs.
Mr. Giovanetti represents IPI at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where IPI is an accredited NGO. He has delivered a number of interventions during WIPO conferences on behalf of intellectual property protection. 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) Interngovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
In addition to his writing projects and leadership duties at IPI, Mr. Giovanetti also testifies before state and federal legislative committees on a variety of topics.
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IPI Podcast:The Majority Leader Who Diminished the Senate
Harry Reid has pulled the nuclear option trigger in the Senate, begging the question if he even cares about his legacy. History books may describe Reid as the majority leader who diminished the role of the Senate to allow President Obama to pack the DC circuit court and better advance his own agenda. But if Republicans win in 2014, will Democrats regret this rewriting of Senate rules?
IPI Podcast: Has Rule of Law Been Trumped by Rule of Expediency?
Do government agencies or even the president have the legal authority to ignore federal law? Has rule of law been abandoned for the rule of political expediency? IPI's Giovanetti and Matthews discuss recent government regulations which have been ignored after being found to be impossible to meet, including ObamaCare's health insurance mandate as well as a similar biofuel mandate issued by the EPA.
Cuccinelli, Texas Prop 6, and Rainy Day Funds (Audio)
It's Election Day! IPI's Tom Giovanetti discusses the Virginia governor's race and Proposition 6 on the Texas ballot with KSKY's Mark Davis. Plus, if a state has billions saved up in a "rainy day fund," does the state government have too much taxpayer money?
IPI Podcast: The Biggest Domestic Policy Lie Ever Told by a U.S. President
Tom Giovanetti and Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the millions of health care policy cancellations, the ObamaCare website disaster, and how it all may impact not just the 2014 Congressional elections but even next week's Virginia governor's race.
2013 Communications Summit: Spectrum Auctions--Progress and Pitfalls
Panel participants, representing broadcasters and telepnhone companies, explain how the upcoming FCC spectrum incentive auction is expected to be the world’s most complex spectrum sale.
IPI Podcast: Is President Obama Setting a Political Trap for the GOP?
Is the budget deal allowing a bipartisan conference really just a political trap for the GOP on entitlements? And should Republicans be supporting Paul Ryan's plan to raise Medicare premiums for high income seniors and bump the retirement age to 67?
IPI Podcast: What's Scarier? The Debt Ceiling or Obama's Pick for Fed Chair?
As the latest showdown unfolds, should we be worried about the US defaulting on its debt? Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns if Congress doesn't act, Social Security checks won't be mailed—so what happened to the $2.6 trillion Social Security Trust Fund Democrats have always defended? And why the president's nominee for Federal Reserve chairman may be the real threat to our long-term fiscal health.
Who's To Blame for the Government Shutdown? (Audio)
IPI president Tom Giovanetti tells WPR's Joy Cardin while both sides are at fault, Obama is rejecting a golden opportunity to come out as the hero by refusing to negotiate with the GOP.
IPI Podcast: ObamaCare Takes Flight...and Lands in the ER
IPI president Tom Giovanetti and IPI's Merrill Matthews review this week's events. As ObamaCare debuts, not only do the glitches and adverse incentives spell disaster, but not even the president seems to understand his own health care law. Regarding the government shutdown, Republicans seemed to have dealt themselves a weak hand, but appear to at least be playing it well. So in the end, how will all this play out?
Abbott Wrong On Airline Merger (Audio)
IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses with 660 AM The Answer's Mark Davis why Attorney General and Texas gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott is sounding less like a free market conservative and more like an elitist Government Class liberal by interfering with the AA-US Air merger.
Audio: Kansas City Needs Relief from Crushing Wireless Taxes
Tom Giovanetti discusses the exorbitant city and state wireless taxes in the Kansas City area on KCMO's Greg Knapp Show.
Audio: North Carolina's Film Economy Threatened
Tom Giovanetti warns WPTF's Doug Kellett how the Tarheel State's film economy could suffer if the legislature cuts the 2010 film tax credit.
Audio: Giovanetti Reveals the Discriminatory Taxes on Wireless Service
IPI President Tom Giovanetti tells WFLA's Preston Scott why governments slap so many taxes on wireless bills--because they can!
Time to Stop the Wireless Tax Grab
Tom Giovanetti tells Baltimore's WCBM the Wireless Tax Fairness Act puts the brakes on new discriminatory wireless taxes.
Working to Restore American Liberty
Candid policy discussion with IPI expert, Merrill Matthews and IPI president, Tom Giovanetti at the 25th Anniversary Celebration: A New Frontier for Liberty.
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