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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

September 11, 2019

Giovanetti Nails It

IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

This is hands-down the best piece I have ever read. 

September 8, 2019

We Can Stop Mass Shootings Without Restricting Second Amendment Liberties

It's time to adapt to the era of mass shootings. And once we have secured our public and private spaces against the deranged, we can start trying to address root causes.

August 21, 2019

Don't Cut the Payroll Tax, Unless...

A temporary cut in payroll taxes creates a unique opportunity to implement one of our favorite pro-growth policy ideas—personal retirement accounts.

August 9, 2019

Our Own Private Theranos

The licensing of intellectual property is put at risk by absurd outcomes like the HouseCanary verdict.

July 18, 2019

IPI Applauds FCC Effort to Curb Municipal Abuse of Cable Franchise Authority

We appreciate the FCC’s aggressive efforts to protect consumer interests and ensure that out-of-control local governments don’t erect counterproductive barriers to increased adoption of broadband services throughout the country.

July 17, 2019

They Want Your Retirement Savings

The SECURE Act will prevent you from using your IRA to bless your children and grandchildren. It would be an ominous precedent.

July 8, 2019

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Can Develop Effective Democratic Governance That Will Please Republicans, Too

If Johnson can resist the demands of progressive constituencies to impose a social agenda on the people of Dallas, and if he will simply focus on doing a great job of running the core duties of the city, he can count on the support of Dallasites of all political persuasions, and in the process redefine Democratic urban governance, making Dallas a model for cities across the nation.

June 27, 2019

Coalition Letter Urging Finance Ministers to Oppose Global Digital Taxation

Coalition letter sent to Finance Ministers across the G20 urging the officials to oppose any attempts to weaponize global conversations about digital commerce to tax tech companies.

June 26, 2019

Could the 2020 Election Hinge on...Taxes?

The Democratic candidates all claim their new programs and tax increases would boost the economy. Ironically, their chief goal is to repeal Trump’s one accomplishment, tax reform, that actually has improved the economy.

June 16, 2019

Proposed Texas High-Speed Rail Project Faces Legislative Opposition

IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Plans for a privately financed, high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas are being challenged by members of the Texas State Legislature, landowners along the proposed route, and some transportation researchers.

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