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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HB 2899 Limits Municipal Overreach Into Bathrooms (Audio: Interview)
Tom Giovanetti tells the WBAP Morning News that the best solution to the transgender bathroom controversy is to limit rather than expand government power. This is the approach taken by HB 2899, which limits municipal overreach and allows transgendered persons to freely choose whatever restroom they feel is appropriate for them.
FATCA Must Go (Audio: Interview)
Tom Giovanetti discusses on WAVA's The Don Kroah Show how the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Obama-era legislation purporting to catch rich tax cheats hiding their wealth overseas, has harmed Americans living overseas by demanding reams of private financial data without the need for a warrant or a showing of probable cause, and cutting access to their banking and investment accounts.
A "Bathroom Bill" Alternative? (Audio: Interview)
Tom Giovanetti joins Genesis Communications Network syndicated host Mike Siegel to discuss a range of topics, including immigration reform, civil liberties and the so-called "bathroom bill" legislative efforts, healthcare reform and more.
IPI Podcast: The Republican Obamacare Repeal Plan
Tom Giovanetti and Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the elements of the Republican replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, pointing out several problems in the plan which will make it unlikely to lower health insurance costs.
Why Congress Should Act on Email Privacy (Audio: Interview)
Tom Giovanetti says passing the Email Privacy Act would not only correct a glaring, 30-year-old mistake by protecting the privacy of digital data, but also help Congress and President Trump get off to a positive, bipartisan start.
A Look Back at CPAC 2017 (Audio: Interview)
IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis to recap and discuss the highlights of CPAC 2017.
Why Are Republicans Failing to Repeal Obamacare?
Why aren't Republicans keeping their deadline promises to repeal Obamacare? In this week's podcast, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews and Tom Giovanetti discuss the problems plaguing the GOP in their effort to repeal the ACA and what their replacement plan should look like.
Trump Executive Order Includes Biometric Entry/Exit (Audio: interview)
Tom Giovanetti joins WWNC's Pete Kaliner to discuss a measure included in the president's recent executive order that was proposed by IPI: biometric entry/exit for immigrants.
Policy Priorities for Trump's First 100 Days (Audio: Podcast)
IPI president Tom Giovanetti and resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss what could happen in the Trump administration's first 100 days, with a special look at the policy priorities for repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform, and immigration.
A New Year, A New President (Audio: Interview)
IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis Show discussing the legacy of President Obama, the Trump team's upcoming confirmation hearings, and the new administration's tax reform priorities.
Is This the End of the Internet As We Know It?
On KSKY 660AM, The Mark Davis Show, IPI President Tom Giovanetti explains the danger of relinquishing control of the internet to ICANN.
IPI Podcast: Obamacare's Exchanges In Turmoil
Tom Giovanetti and Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the current state of the imploding Obamacare exchanges, which are losing insurers and seem to be devolving into high-risk pools. The conversation features an explanation of why the health insurance market has eroded and also looks into the future for where the market is headed.
IPI Podcast: Internet Taxes and the Nexus Standard
The MFA and other Internet sales tax formulations would massively expand government power and burden small and medium-sized retailers with new tax-collection burdens. IPI’s Bartlett Cleland defines economic nexus and explains why the standard is so important.
Republican Platform Puts the Brakes on Taxing the Internet (Audio: Interview)
Tom Giovanetti joins fill-in host Paul Gleiser on 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis Show to discuss important language included in the Republican platform that puts the brakes on government's ability to tax and regulate the Internet.
IPI Podcast: Online Sales Tax and the GOP Platform
In a regular Policy Wonks podcast, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses the Marketplace Fairness Act and how IPI was successful in influencing the Republican party platform to include language opposing the expansion of government's power in regulating and taxing the Internet.
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