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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

February 6, 2019

The Great Tax Cut Story


In his State of the Union address, President Trump highlighted an economy that has grown much stronger on his watch, in large part thanks to his tax reform legislation.

February 5, 2019

The White House Whiffs on Energy Reform


The EPA just announced a plan designed to reduce the number of regulations saddling the natural gas industry. The intention is sound. But the plan won't succeed — as it'll keep many of the rules that are unnecessary and duplicative in place.

January 24, 2019

Coalition Letter to Congress Regarding Highway Trust Fund


Letter to Congress urging members to preserve and strengthen the users-pay/users-benefit highway funding principle and to establish a nationwide, interoperable mileage-based user fee pilot program.

January 10, 2019

New Congress Must Solve the Internet Sales Tax Problem


Congress needs to create a clear standard that defines physical presence and other key terms, and protects small and modest-sized sellers from the burdens of onerous multi-state audits.

December 26, 2018

With FCC Likely to Mostly Stick to Cable Franchising Fee Plan, Suits Probable


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The FCC seeks to “limit municipal greed” with a “pro-consumer move” that “simply enforces the intention of federal law to limit the financial demands municipalities can make of cable providers,” wrote IPI president Tom Giovanetti. Some cities place a franchise fee on internet services, prohibited by the Internet Tax Freedom Act, he said: “When government imposes on companies, they end up being passed along” to consumers “in the form of higher prices.” 

December 20, 2018

Those Greedy Cities


When government imposes costs on companies, they end up being passed along in the form of higher prices.

December 14, 2018

It's Been a Very Good Year for Broadband Since Repeal of Internet Regulation


The internet got dramatically better in the year since internet regulations were reversed.

December 14, 2018

A Free-market "Yes" to Texas High-Speed Rail


The genius of private infrastructure is that we can grow the Texas economy without growing the Texas government. 

December 12, 2018

What Income Inequality?


We should be cautious about calls to make the tax code more progressive since income inequality seems to have been grossly exaggerated.

November 29, 2018

Coalition Letter Opposing HHS Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making: International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs


In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, IPI and 54 other conservative groups and activists expressed opposition to HHS’s “International Pricing Index” payment model for drugs administered under Medicare Part B.

 

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