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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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November 16, 2017

Giovanetti: Passage of Tax Bill Major Step Towards "Right Kind" of Tax Reform


IPI commends the U.S. House of Representatives for passing sweeping legislation towards significant tax reform that would benefit the U.S. economy and the middle class.

November 3, 2017

Trump Twitter Takedown Brings More Grief for Silicon Valley


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

“Conservatives watch as almost every week accounts are punished for tweets that may be controversial but are not threatening, and we can tell this is happening because we have run afoul of a single employee’s discretion,” said Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, a free-market think tank, calling Thursday's incident significant.

November 3, 2017

Perry's Plans to Revive Coal Would Kill Aspirations for a Free Market


Perry's proposal would put the government's thumb on the scale for coal. When the Trump administration decides it wants to help coal, or any other industry, it's already on the path to the same kinds of crony capitalism it criticized from the Obama administration. 

October 25, 2017

Have Republican Tax Writers Lost the Plot on Tax Reform?


It’s not fair to judge a tax reform plan that hasn’t been released yet, but our overall excitement is tempered by a number of concerns.

October 12, 2017

Is Tax Reform in Trouble?


Compromise on principles is wrong, but compromise on details is necessary, if any good is to be obtained.

October 5, 2017

Patriotism for Business Is Investing, Not Paying Taxes


The assumption that the highest good for a business is to pay taxes is wrong and harmful to the economy.

September 28, 2017

At Last, Pro-Growth Tax Reform


Faster economic growth is on the table, if only Republicans can keep their eyes on the prize.

September 20, 2017

If Republicans Can't Get Tax Reform Done . . .


If Republicans, with a majority in Congress and control of the White House, can’t get tax reform done, what good are they?

September 14, 2017

Avoiding a Hurricane of Economic Fallacies


Let’s try not to compound economic disasters with economic fallacies. Markets work better than governments, even in a disaster.

September 12, 2017

Swazi Farmers Brace for Life Without Their Sugar Daddy


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

With the EU set to lift caps on sugar production, African producers could be squeezed out of a market that has propped up places like Swaziland for years.

 

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