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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.

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January 2, 2014

Why Raising the Minimum Wage Is a Bad Idea


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

When you set a legal price control on labor, which is what a minimum wage is, you make it illegal for low skill workers to sell their labor. It's as simple as that.

November 19, 2013

Good job, Mr. Wheeler


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Okay, so it looks like Mr. Wheeler is getting a good start, choosing the IP transition as a major push for his tenure at the FCC

November 19, 2013

Obama admin using taxpayer dollars to advocate for a tax increase


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

The SBA is using taxpayer dollars to advocate for passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, an unconstitutional tax increase on the Internet.

November 17, 2013

The truth about the leaked IP chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

If you don’t like existing U.S. IP law and practices, you probably aren’t going to like a trade agreement that seeks to make those laws and practices normative. But that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with the trade agreement—it just reflects your ideological disagreement with current IP law. And that’s the nature of almost all the clamor over the leaked IP chapter of the TPP.

November 11, 2013

This is what passes for discussion with the CopyLeft


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

The folks over at Engadget sponsored a conference in New York this past Sunday, and of course they did a panel on copyright policy. Of course they did.

November 11, 2013

On Friday's Global IP Summit, patent trolls, and lousy numbers


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

On Friday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) held its 2013 Global IP Summit.

November 7, 2013

Further proof the sequester didn't harm the economy


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

This morning, third quarter GDP numbers were released, and during the third quarter the economy grew by 2.8%, again higher than expected.

October 30, 2013

Comcast's Internet Essentials exceeds 1 million Americans connected


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Comcast's Internet Essentials program, designed to encourage broadband adoption among low-income families, has connected more than 1 million Americans to the Internet.

October 30, 2013

Pro-TPP Caucus Formed on the Hill


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Today, a new caucus was formed on Capitol Hill in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

October 17, 2013

The Next Battle


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

The sequester is the prize, and the sequester is what must not be surrendered.

October 15, 2013

Missing the Point on Piracy Data


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Markets take place within the rule of law. We don’t insist that markets adapt to account for criminal behavior.

October 11, 2013

The London School of Economics Wets Itself


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

The inherent bias, gross mishandling of data, and misrepresentation of the research conclusions of others that characterize this LSE paper should embarrass the London School of Economics. Particularly its economists.

October 2, 2013

Does President Obama Understand Congress At All?


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

The "piecemeal approach" President Obama dissed is regular order in Congress.

September 30, 2013

Factories Wanted To Be Free, Too: Resisting the Marxist Impulse in Intellectual Property Criticism


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Some IP critics simply don’t believe capitalists should be permitted to own and control the means of production in the digital economy.

September 30, 2013

One-In-Three Jobs in the EU Dependent on IP-Intensive Industries


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

According to a study released today by the European Patent Office (EPO), one-in-three jobs in the EU is dependent on the IP-intensive industries.

 

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