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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 30, 2017

Controversial Immigration Executive Order also Implements Policy Suggested by IPI


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

IPI recommended biometric entry and exit system in August 2016.

January 9, 2017

Importation of Prescription Drugs: A Bad Idea


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

The only people bringing up reimportation are Senate Democrats, who are desperate for a distraction from repealing and replacing Obamacare.

January 9, 2017

Willing Tools of Russian Propaganda in the Denton Fracking Ban Debate


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Lead activists in favor of 2014's Denton (TX) ban on fracking were happy to act as tools of Russian propaganda.

January 2, 2017

Tom Giovanetti makes the Village Voice's "Ten Worst Rightblogging Ideas of 2016"


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

In which the Village Voice ridicules protecting people's economic freedom.

December 9, 2016

Mike Madigan, Not Sugar Policy, Driving Mondelez Out of Chicago


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

It’s simply not true that sugar policy is the reason Mondelez is leaving Chicago for Mexico, and if Mondelez decided to keep production in the US, they’d almost certainly still be leaving Illinois.

October 19, 2016

Larry Lessig: All "property" is imaginary


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

In which Larry Lessig reveals his true view of property rights.

October 6, 2016

Is the SEC's Money-Market Rulemaking Designed to Discriminate Against Private Sector Debt?


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Maybe it's just coincidence, but recent Obama administration policies seem designed to benefit the federal government at the expense of the private sector.

September 20, 2016

So It Turns Out That Trade Agreements ARE in America's Best Interests


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Donald Trump is wrong. Trade agreements do not make the US vulnerable to unfair foreign competition. In fact, it’s the trade agreements themselves that establish rules, penalties, and enforcement mechanisms so markets can function and the best producers succeed.

September 12, 2016

IPI's Advocacy on Municipal Broadband Networks: A 12-Year Update


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

A couple of weeks ago, back on August 29th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) once again lost a major case when the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled unanimously in favor of the states and against the FCC’s brazen attempt to overrule state laws regulating municipal (government-owned) broadband networks.

August 1, 2016

When Academics Try to Silence Debate


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Weakening copyright is a major issue with the FCC's set-top box proposal. That's a bug, but some IP skeptic academics think it's a feature

July 11, 2016

Some Internet Language We'd Like to See in the GOP Platform


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Language that would make clear the GOP is not in favor of expanding government's power to regulate and tax the Internet.

June 17, 2016

The Moral and Logical Vacuity of the Anti-Patent Crowd


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

In which Priti and I-MAK embarrass themselves.

May 27, 2016

Needed: Global Sugar Trade Liberalization, not Just a "Shakeup"


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

The "Sugar Industry Shakeup" described in a recent WSJ article will certainly change the global sugar industry, but true trade liberalization through a global agreement is the long term solution.

May 11, 2016

Venture Capitalists and Copyright: Smug Alert!


Posted by Tom Giovanetti
May 4, 2016

Why Did You Vote for Donald Trump?


Posted by Tom Giovanetti

A speculative dialog with a typical Trump voter.

 

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