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.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order to revive the state plumbers licensing board after the Texas Legislature allowed it to expire under sunset provisions. Tom Giovanetti tells 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis Show why the governor's actions are problematic for limited government proponents.
Guest hosting 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis Show, IPI board member Wade Emmert interviews IPI president Tom Giovanetti on President Trump’s threats to levy tariffs on Mexican imports over the state of the border.
IPI president Tom Giovanetti joined 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis discussing the Texas GOP leadership’s push for a sales tax increase to offset a property tax reduction.
IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis on 660 AM - The Answer to discuss the legacy of Dallas GOP Chairwoman Missy Shorey, legislation in Austin that would block new competitiors from entering the state's electric utility market, and Joe Biden's splash into the 2020 race for the White House.
There are valid private-sector uses of eminent domain, says Tom Giovanetti on 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis Show. In this interview, Tom clarifies some wayward and often problematic thinking regarding eminent domain, a difficult subject matter, but one that is guaranteed by the Constitution as long as two key conditions are met.
In an interview with 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses the merits of the continuing government shutdown and what President Trump should say tonight in his primetime broadcast regarding border security.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.