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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

DECEMBER 15, 2017

Net Neutrality, Tax Reform & Marco Rubio (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis, Tom Giovanetti commends the FCC's overturning the ill-conceived 2015 reclassification of broadband networks as telephone service until Title II. And as we approach the final stretch of tax reform, Giovanetti responds to Republican in-fighting over use of the tax code as a form of welfare. 

DECEMBER 1, 2017

Misleading on Net Neutrality Threatens More Than Credibility (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses how certain advocacy groups are intentionally spreading misleading information about net neutrality, which could lead to greater damage than just their credibility.

NOVEMBER 20, 2017

The Latest on Tax Reform (Audio: Interview)


In an hour-long interview on Point of View, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews and IPI president Tom Giovanetti discuss the latest on tax reform as it moves through Congress and what's at stake for the U.S. economy. 

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Tax Reform "Single Most Important Thing We Could Hope For" During Trump Administration (Audio: Interview)


Giovanetti joins Washington DC’s Don Kroah Show on WAVA to discuss how, for the first time in decades, the House has passed a pro-growth tax reform bill, while the Senate is on the cusp of passing its own. Giovanetti shares his optimism for the success of tax reform being signed by president Trump, which would be the “single most important thing we could hope for in this administration.” 

OCTOBER 26, 2017

Political Earthquake in Texas (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti discusses with 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis the political earthquake of House Speaker Joe Straus’s decision to not seek re-election. Giovanetti describes how, for years, Straus has been killing what the majority of voters in Texas have wanted to see for several legislative sessions, and in his absence are glimmers of hope for education savings accounts and school choice.  

OCTOBER 20, 2017

Stifling Free Speech on Campus Q&A with Charles Murray


Tom Giovanetti, Charles Murray

IPI President Tom Giovanetti fields questions from the audience for Charles Murray at the Hatton Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series event.

OCTOBER 11, 2017

Free Speech on Campus, Tax Reform & More (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis, Tom Giovanetti discusses free speech on campus and the two keys of the GOP tax reform framework that would mean gangbusters for the economy. The conversation also dives into local control, education reform, and the 2018 midterm elections. 

OCTOBER 6, 2017

Key Tax Reform Elements That Would Jumpstart Economic Growth (Audio: Interview)


While not all tax cuts stimulate economic growth, the GOP tax reform framework embraces positive elements that would dramatically jumpstart the economy. In an interview with WAVA’s Don Kroah, Giovanetti discusses two key elements of the plan— the lowering of the corporate tax rate and immediate expensing. 

OCTOBER 2, 2017

GOP Tax Reform Plan Would Mean Gangbusters for the Economy (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Genesis Communications Network’s Mike Siegel, Tom Giovanetti discusses the framework of the Trump-GOP tax reform proposal. Giovanetti explains how its pro-growth elements of cutting the corporate tax rate, expensing of business capital investments, AMT repeal and repatriation would stimulate economic growth for everyone’s benefit. 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

Preserving a Free, Open and Innovative Internet with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Question and Answer Session


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai answers questions from the audience at the Institute for Policy Innovation Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series. Moderated by IPI President, Tom Giovanetti.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

Laws Against Price Gouging Feed Fuel Frenzy (Audio: Interview)


As a panicked wave of fuel demand empties gas tanks, IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis to discuss how well-meaning but nonetheless harmful laws against price-gouging amplify chaos in times of emergency and distort basic supply-and-demand. 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

Trump Tax Reform Pitch Resonates with Workers (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti discusses with WAVA's Don Kroah how President Trump has pulled off a feat no other president has accomplished since Ronald Reagan: successfully connecting business tax reform to personal economic opportunity in the minds of workers. 

AUGUST 1, 2017

ECPA Modernization Brings Fourth Amendment Rights Into the 21st Century (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with KMED's Bill Meyer Show, IPI president Tom Giovanetti explains the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017, which fixes a glaring hole in the Fourth Amendment privacy protections Americans should enjoy on their electronic data.

JUNE 8, 2017

Texas Legislature Special Session and Texting-While-Driving Ban (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Mark Davis of 660 AM – The Answer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti offers his take on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the U.S. Senate, the policy priorities for the Texas legislature’s special session, and Gov. Abbott’s signing of a controversial texting while driving ban. 

JUNE 5, 2017

No Better Time Than Now To Ax The CBO (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah, Tom Giovanetti says while Republicans control Congress and the White House, they should be making strides toward structural changes that will last for decades, and the Congressional Budget Office is a prime candidate for the chopping block. “The CBO makes it very difficult for Congress to cut taxes, and it does a terrible job of estimates, but we’re stuck with them,” he said. 

 

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