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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

NOVEMBER 20, 2018

GOP Should Press Its Advantage in Lame Duck (Audio: Interview)


In an interview on Michigan's Steve Gruber Show, IPI president Tom Giovanetti pushes Republicans to press their advantage in the lame duck and repeal three of Obamacare's most harmful taxes. 

NOVEMBER 19, 2018

Judicial Tyranny and What’s to Blame for California’s Wildfires (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis to discuss judicial tyranny, examples of which range from a single judge overturning a statewide ballot initiative to the reinstatement of a White House reporter’s revoked press pass.   

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Why You Won't See the Blue Wave Democrats, or History, Says You Should (Audio: Interview)


In a conversation with 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis, Tom Giovanetti compares the backgrounds and ideas of two very different women in politics, talks the latest on November’s midterm elections, and discusses which house of Congress is more important for conservative action.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

Ford and Kavanaugh Hearings: Ugly Day for USA (Audio: Interview)


In a discussion with 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis, IPI’s Tom Giovanetti reviews on the September 27th Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and how it is a reflection of today’s heated political climate and shifting culture.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Constitutional Heresy: Judicial Supremacy (Audio: Interview)


The concept of judicial supremacy is Constitutional heresy, says Tom Giovanetti in this interview with 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis. Rather than kowtow to one branch, every branch of government has an equal responsibility to the Constitution.

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

Why Nothing Today Can Escape Politics (Audio: Interview)


Leftists are pressuring businesses to adopt progressive policies through organized shareholder activism. Tom Giovanetti explains in this interview with American Family Radio host Janet Mefferd.

AUGUST 31, 2018

Employee Pay: Let the Market Work (Audio: Interview)


On 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis Show, Tom Giovanetti explores a bizarre attack by tv host Tucker Carlson against worker compensation decisions made by large corporations such as Amazon and Walmart, and also lauds President Trump’s recent decision to cancel an upcoming across-the-board civilian federal worker pay increase.  

JULY 27, 2018

GDP Surges, House Speaker's Race (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis of 660 AM - The Answer discussing today's second-quarter GDP report, trade and tariffs, and the House Speaker's race. 

JULY 6, 2018

Trump Narrows SCOTUS Pick to Three, Pruitt Resigns (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses the three finalists to which President Trump has narrowed his choice for the Supreme Court, and offers analysis regarding the resignation of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. 

JUNE 25, 2018

e-Commerce Fall-Out from Supreme Court Wayfair Decision (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins WINA's Rob Schilling to discuss the fall-out from the recent Supreme Court decision Wayfair, warning what e-commerce can expect from tax-grabbing states unless Congress acts quickly. 

JUNE 22, 2018

SCOTUS: e-Commerce Can Be Subjected to Complying with Thousands of U.S. Taxing Jurisdictions (Audio: Interview)


The Supreme Court ruled that states could require internet outlets to charge sales tax. IPI president Tom Giovanetti tells the WBAP Morning News how it will impact small businesses in the e-commerce realm. 

JUNE 15, 2018

Stephen Moore Lunch in Dallas: "Trumponomics" (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis, Tom Giovanetti discusses IPI's upcoming lunch in Dallas with Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore, his relatonship to the president, and why "Trumponomics" is working.

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. 

 

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