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Tom Giovanetti


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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November 6, 2015

On Obama's Rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Typical liberal-progressive symbol over substance decision making.

November 3, 2015

Carrots, Sticks, and Straw Men

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Mike Masnick's new paper is just more of the same bias and misdirection. Yawn.

October 27, 2015

Ag Committee Hearing Properly Draws Attention to Problem of Foreign Subsidies

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

What do we do about countries that are simply not playing fair in trade?

October 26, 2015

Shkreli's Stupid Pricing Move Vindicates Rather Than Indicts Pharmaceutical Markets

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Markets work and competition still applies even in the pharmaceutical industry.

October 9, 2015

Congress Finally Does Something Useful and Lifts the Ban on Crude Oil Exports

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Time to play hardball.

October 9, 2015

The Problem with Chaffetz as Speaker

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Chaffetz has a federalism problem.

October 2, 2015

Let's Get Real about What's Fair in TPP Copyright Provisions

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Cato is at it again, acting like copyright is the problem with trade agreements. It's not.

September 29, 2015

A Big Step To Combating Ad-Supported Piracy

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

GroupM will require media partners to be certified by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) in order to combat ad-supported piracy.

September 4, 2015

This Is Not Full Employment

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

You are being lied to.

August 11, 2015

Stopping Criminals Isn't "Censorship"

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

It's always about censorship. It's always about SOPA. Give it a rest.

July 31, 2015

The Australia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement Did NOT Blow-up Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Program

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Australian negotiators should not be influenced by academics whose hyperbolic predictions have proven to be false.

July 30, 2015

Australia Drug Prices Did NOT Increase After Australia-U.S. FTA

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Dire warnings about drug prices increasing in TPP countries as a result of the TPP have no basis in fact.

July 15, 2015

TPP Critic Quigley Writes Article for Foreign Policy; Coordinates with Anti-IP Activists

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

An anti-IP crusader weighs in against the TPP.

June 11, 2015

Modernizing the Copyright Office

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Are at least some of the complaints about the copyright system more matters of the limitations of the Copyright Office than they are limitations of copyright law?

June 3, 2015

Toward a Free Market Agriculture Policy

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

A new paper recommends the zero-for-zero approach for sugar policy.


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