Tom Giovanetti is president of the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), a public policy research organization based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Giovanetti writes for IPI and for other publications on a wide variety of policy topics including taxes and economic growth, civil liberties and constitutional protections, judicial supremacy, intellectual property, Social Security personal accounts, communications and Internet policy, 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 has represented IPI at many national and international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) the World Health Organization (WHO) and represented IPI during trade agreement negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Mr. Giovanetti is a popular speaker and writer, and also testifies before state and federal legislative committees on a variety of topics.
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New Right populism isn’t very different from leftist progressivism, and it will be as harmful for the country as leftist progressivism. The Railway Safety Act demonstrates the difference between truly conservative Republicans such as Cruz and big-government, pro-union populists such as Vance.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Moore vs. United States, which could open the door to almost unlimited federal taxation of wealth deemed as income. It’s likely the most important tax case of the century.
Railroads are crucial for the efficient running of the nation’s supply chain. That makes it all the more important that Congress pursue wise, cost-effective policies that benefit the entire nation, as opposed to ones that primarily aid a few well-placed special interests.
Carefully investing taxpayer dollars to bring high-speed internet to unserved rural areas makes sense, but lighting taxpayer dollars on fire in a special-interest giveaway to build “networks to nowhere” does not. As always, the devil is in the details.
Government should not profit from inflation. The costs basis for capital gains should be indexed to inflation, like other income taxes.
Spirits regulation is just another policy area in which reality doesn’t match the rhetoric from supposedly free-market, limited-government Texas politicians.
Testimony in support of allowing individuals the liberty to patronize casinos in Texas while still preserving Texas values and community involvement.
Many politicians mistakenly think that they must prove their support for fossil fuels by demeaning and defeating renewable energy sources, when the truth is that Texas needs more of everything.
Texas can live up to both its culture and its aspirations and reap the rewards of both by allowing casino gambling in a prudent way that neither allows political corruption nor violates community standards.