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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

June 22, 2018

Can We Think Biblically About Separating Children From Their Parents?


It may very well be government's job to stand between a foreigner and the border, but it is heinous to the American idea of limited government to allow it to stand between a mother and her child.

June 22, 2018

Supreme Court Ruling on Sales Tax Weighs on Amazon.com, Inc.


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

It’s unclear how the new ruling will effect smaller sellers, but Institute for Policy Innovation president Tom Giovanetti is in the camp of those that sees it as a big problem for them.

June 22, 2018

Supremes' Decision Branded Online Taxation Without Representation


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

“In today’s Wayfair decision, the Supreme Court overturned 25 years of its own precedent and decided that states will be able to assess sales taxes on internet transactions, siding with the state of South Dakota against Wayfair and other online sellers," said IPI president Tom Giovanetti, who also sounded ready to throw some tea overboard.

June 22, 2018

Supreme Court's Online Sales Tax Ruling Gives States a Win


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

“The decision leaves e-commerce and especially small sellers extremely vulnerable to states gluttonous for tax revenue particularly from consumers and businesses with no representation in their state,” said Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation.

June 21, 2018

Amazon Shares Fall After Supreme Court Ruling on Sales Tax, As Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Gain


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

“The decision leaves e-commerce and especially small sellers extremely vulnerable to states gluttonous for tax revenue particularly from consumers and businesses with no presence in their state,” IPI president Tom Giovanetti said in a statement.

June 21, 2018

SCOTUS Wayfair Decision Threatens e-Commerce, Economic Growth


In Thursday’s Wayfair decision, the Supreme Court overturned 25 years of its own precedent and decided that states will be able to assess sales taxes on internet transactions, siding with the state of South Dakota against Wayfair and other online sellers.

May 30, 2018

NAFTA Negotiators Must Protect U.S. Intellectual Property


If a new NAFTA doesn't improve intellectual property protection, it's not a better deal.

May 23, 2018

Statement of Tom Giovanetti on News of Comcast's Competing Bid for 21st Century Fox Assets


May 7, 2018

Misusing the Congressional Review Act to Re-Regulate the Internet


The U.S. Senate will shortly face an attempt to misuse the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to re-impose Title II regulations on the internet. This approach is ill-considered, and is likely to backfire on its proponents.

April 19, 2018

Coalition Letter Urging Intellectual Property Protection Under NAFTA


Intellectual property is too important to global health and America’s industrial competitiveness to accept a new NAFTA lacking in robust IP protections.

 

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