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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The TPP, Conspiracy Theories and Click-Bait
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Grading the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Correcting some of the red herrings, myths and false accusations about the TPP.
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It's worth at least considering negotiated trade agreements as the best solution to agriculture subsidies.
On Obama's Rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Typical liberal-progressive symbol over substance decision making.
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Ag Committee Hearing Properly Draws Attention to Problem of Foreign Subsidies
What do we do about countries that are simply not playing fair in trade?
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Markets work and competition still applies even in the pharmaceutical industry.
Congress Finally Does Something Useful and Lifts the Ban on Crude Oil Exports
Time to play hardball.
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