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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.

Follow Tom on Twitter at @tgiovanetti

April 28, 2019

Coalition Letter to Congress Regarding the Employment-Based Fifth Preference (EB-5) Visa Program

Undercutting the EB-5 program is a mistake that will hurt the U.S. economy by limiting the program’s ability to create jobs and fund infrastructure projects.

April 18, 2019

If Offered Free-Markets or "Regulatory Certainty," Choose Free-Markets

Conservatives say they hate crony capitalism, but a bill that makes it illegal for a new competitor providing a legal product or service to enter a market takes crony capitalism to a whole new level.

April 8, 2019

Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019

Passage would improve safeguards for taxpayers when dealing with the IRS, upgrade management and customer service at the tax agency, and create a pathway for modernizing administration of tax laws.

April 5, 2019

FCC Right To Rein In Cable Fees, Policy Experts Say

IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

During a panel discussion hosted by Consumer Action for a Strong Economy, research group president Tom Giovanetti said there’s no conflict between asking the FCC to limit local cable regulators’ authority and advocating for smaller government.

April 4, 2019

How Conservative Texas Legislators Protect Business Rather Than Free Markets

Some conservative Texas lawmakers this legislative session are presenting us with not one but two examples of confusing business protection with free-market support. This is unfortunate, but it may provide an object lesson in the difference between being pro-market and pro-business.

April 1, 2019

Coalition Letter In Opposition to A New Payroll Tax and Paid Leave Entitlement Program

In this letter to Congress, IPI joins with other free market organizations voicing opposition to a new payroll tax and new paid leave entitlement program. 

March 14, 2019

Asset Forfeiture is Overreach

IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Buried in the back of the Points section is this column of real significance about over-reaching government and property seizures. Persons acquitted of a crime still cannot get their property back? What country is this? 

March 13, 2019

Coalition Letter to the 116th Congress Urging the Protection of Intellectual Property

Coalition letter of over 70 cosigners urging the 116th Congress to protect intellectual property rights for every American innovator.

March 11, 2019

Private Sector Use of Eminent Domain: Legitimate, Strategic, Constitutional

In a new IPI publication, “On Private Sector Use of Eminent Domain,” Tom Giovanetti confronts a difficult topic and makes the limited government case for the right for property to be taken by the private sector when there is an unwilling seller and two key conditions are met under the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause.

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