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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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May 31, 2015

An Important Supporting Argument for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

And thus for trade promotion authority (TPA).

May 31, 2015

The Lie at the Heart of the Denton Fracking Ban

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

What is that lie? “We tried to regulate drilling activity, and it didn’t work. The fracking companies just ignored the regulations.”

May 2, 2015

Now Is the Time for Republicans to Back TPA (Trade Promotion Authority)

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Now is the time for TPA. Not just because it's right, but because it's in the strategic interest of the next (hopefully) Republican president as well.

April 10, 2015

Something You Probably Don't Know About Electronic Privacy

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

An outdated, 30-year old law governing electronic privacy is in severe need of updating for the Internet Age.

April 1, 2015

State of Tennessee vs. Federal Communications Commission

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

In which the State of Tennessee stands up against the FCC and for the Constitution.

March 11, 2015

An Exchange of Hill Letters on Copyright

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Supporters of copyright vs. the copyright skeptics

March 11, 2015

Texas Legislature Attempts to Rein-in Rogue Municipalities

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Local control is the theme of this legislative session in Texas

March 8, 2015

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), Another Voluntary Agreement to Reduce Piracy

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Voluntary agreements are part of the solution in combating copyright piracy.

January 27, 2015

Liberal Anti-Fracking Groups Getting Funding from Secretive Russia-Connected Sources

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Time for the anti-frackers to stop ridiculing this line of argument. It's going to blow up on them.

January 19, 2015

An Orchestrated, Loud Guffaw

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Obama seems more interested in poking his opponents in the eye and scoring points with his bedrock liberal supporters than accomplishing things with the remainder of his presidency.

January 16, 2015

Dear God, let this be the low point!

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

So Secretary of State John Kerry's idea of diplomacy is to take James Taylor to France and have him sing to the French people "You've Got a Friend?!"

January 16, 2015

Against Armchair Advocacy

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

It's usually the Left that stumbles into the Knowledge Problem, not the Mercatus Center.

December 17, 2014

What's It All About, Eli?

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

There's nothing wrong with protecting intellectual property rights online.

November 19, 2014

Can President Obama Work with the Republican Congress on Trade?

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Trade would be a welcome area of cooperation between President Obama and the new Republican Congress.

November 12, 2014

MPAA Debuts

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Putting the lie to the lack of copyright content available through exciting new digital distribution business models.


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