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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Controversial Immigration Executive Order also Implements Policy Suggested by IPI
IPI recommended biometric entry and exit system in August 2016.
Importation of Prescription Drugs: A Bad Idea
The only people bringing up reimportation are Senate Democrats, who are desperate for a distraction from repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Willing Tools of Russian Propaganda in the Denton Fracking Ban Debate
Lead activists in favor of 2014's Denton (TX) ban on fracking were happy to act as tools of Russian propaganda.
Tom Giovanetti makes the Village Voice's "Ten Worst Rightblogging Ideas of 2016"
In which the Village Voice ridicules protecting people's economic freedom.
Mike Madigan, Not Sugar Policy, Driving Mondelez Out of Chicago
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.
Larry Lessig: All "property" is imaginary
In which Larry Lessig reveals his true view of property rights.
Is the SEC's Money-Market Rulemaking Designed to Discriminate Against Private Sector Debt?
Maybe it's just coincidence, but recent Obama administration policies seem designed to benefit the federal government at the expense of the private sector.
So It Turns Out That Trade Agreements ARE in America's Best Interests
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.
IPI's Advocacy on Municipal Broadband Networks: A 12-Year Update
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.
When Academics Try to Silence Debate
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
Some Internet Language We'd Like to See in the GOP Platform
Language that would make clear the GOP is not in favor of expanding government's power to regulate and tax the Internet.
The Moral and Logical Vacuity of the Anti-Patent Crowd
In which Priti and I-MAK embarrass themselves.
Needed: Global Sugar Trade Liberalization, not Just a "Shakeup"
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.
Why Did You Vote for Donald Trump?
A speculative dialog with a typical Trump voter.
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