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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 23, 2018

SCOTUS Should Reject South Dakota's Internet Tax Grab in Wayfair Case (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WINA's Rob Schilling, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses the landmark internet sales tax case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, which was heard by the Supreme Court on April 17th.  

MARCH 9, 2018

Both Parties Guilty of Economic Ignorance (Audio: Interview)


Economic ignorance has spilled over into both parties, says Tom Giovanetti in an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah. For the Democrats, it’s ignorance regarding tax cuts, and for Republicans, it’s illiteracy on trade policy and tariffs. 

MARCH 9, 2018

Tariffs, North Korea and Texas's 'Blue Wave' (Audio: Interview)


In a discussion with Mark Davis of 660 AM - The Answer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti covers why tariffs are poor policy, North Korea has won a coup of legitimacy and respect by gaining Trump's acceptance to meet, and whether Democrats in Texas should be encouraged by the recent Texas primary results. 

MARCH 9, 2018

History Shows Tariffs Are A Bad Idea (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with the WBAP Morning News, IPI president Tom Giovanetti warns host Brian Estridge of the folly of President Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, and how the tariffs' impact will harm U.S. consumers and downstream  industries. 

MARCH 8, 2018

Giovanetti Minces No Words Condemning Trump Tariffs (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Sirius XM POTUS Channel 124 hosts Michael Steele and Rick Ungar, IPI president Tom Giovanetti minces no words as he calls President Trump's tariff move terrible policy and explains why it will hurt both U.S. consumers and downstream industries. "I do not indict (Trump's) sincerity, I indict his understanding of economics," said Giovanetti.

FEBRUARY 23, 2018

Live From CPAC: Giovanetti Talks School Safety, Bike Sharing & Dershowitz (Audio: Interview)


Live from CPAC, IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis on 660 AM - The Answer discussing Dallas's bike share program, safety in public schools, and IPI's upcoming Hatton W. Sumner Lecture Series event with acclaimed civil liberties attorney Alan Dershowitz. 

FEBRUARY 19, 2018

The Coming Public Pension Death Spiral (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAAV's Tyler Cralle, Tom Giovanetti discusses what he predicts is the next big fiscal crisis: the collapse of public pensions. Giovanetti describes the underfunded public pension systems as political rackets used to subsidize various crony schemes, and a taxpayer disaster-in-the-making.

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

State of the Union, House Intel Memo (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with guest host Paul Gleiser on 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis Show, IPI president Tom Giovanetti gives his take on President Trump's first State of the Union address, and the release of the House Intelligence Committee's memo.

JANUARY 23, 2018

Trump Administration Levies Tariffs on Solar Panels, Washing Machines (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with the WBAP Morning News in Dallas, IPI president Tom Giovanetti responds to the Trump administration decision to unilaterally levy tariffs on foreign solar panels and washing machines, with a close look at how the industry and its consumers will be impacted. 

JANUARY 22, 2018

How Trump 'Settled for More' on Tax Reform (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with WAVA's Don Kroah in Washington DC, IPI president Tom Giovanetti walks through the past 30 years discussing how tax reform remained out of reach, until President Trump. 

JANUARY 18, 2018

Don't Underestimate Trump's Tax Reform Achievement (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti warns conservatives to not  underestimate the significance of President Trump's tax reform achievement, which has already done more for the economic health of the U.S. than the past four presidents combined. 

DECEMBER 18, 2017

FCC Regulatory Rollback Restores Smart, Free Internet (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with KMED’s Bill Meyer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti walks through the issue of “net neutrality regulations” and illuminates how the FCC simply rolled back 2015 rules that were never even enforced to return to a status quo of a free and open internet. 

DECEMBER 15, 2017

After Tax Reform, U.S. Will Be Best Place in the World To Do Business (Audio: Interview)


On WAVA's Don Kroah Show, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses his excitement about the prospect of Congress achieving successful tax reform. “The economy has already done better this year than any other year in the Obama administration,” he said. “With tax reform happening, businesses will have an incredible incentive to not only invest and grow but also to bring home cash and assets stored overseas. The United States is going to be the best place in the world to do business after this tax reform.”

DECEMBER 15, 2017

Net Neutrality, Tax Reform & Marco Rubio (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis, Tom Giovanetti commends the FCC's overturning the ill-conceived 2015 reclassification of broadband networks as telephone service until Title II. And as we approach the final stretch of tax reform, Giovanetti responds to Republican in-fighting over use of the tax code as a form of welfare. 

DECEMBER 1, 2017

Misleading on Net Neutrality Threatens More Than Credibility (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses how certain advocacy groups are intentionally spreading misleading information about net neutrality, which could lead to greater damage than just their credibility.

 

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