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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.

Follow Tom on Twitter at @tgiovanetti

January 12, 2020

I just snipped off my old ISDN line

It's good to be reminded how great we have it now, and how great the broadband rollout has been for consumers and for the country.

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September 5, 2019

How to Think About the Trade War

Proponents of the trade war with China aren't making the right arguments.

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July 16, 2019

Tucker Carlson Is Wrong

Today Tucker Carlson said that the greatest threat to our liberty was no longer the federal government, but is now big corporations.

Tucker Carlson is abjectly wrong.

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July 3, 2019

Notes from TFRW Talk Against Judicial Supremacy

The Founders never intended for the Judicial Branch to have final authority over the other two branches. The Judicial Branch has simply asserted this power, and the rest of government has meekly complied. The idea that a single judge somewhere could issue a nationwide injunction that tied the hands of the Executive Branch is the extreme example of this nonsense, and the Founders would have considered such to be a form of tyranny.

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June 27, 2019

Scalia's Coded Hint In the Obergefell Decision

Why would Justice Scalia refer to the Supreme Court as "impotent"?

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June 6, 2019

Tariffs Aren't the Only Tool

There are better, more targeted ways to pressure a foreign government than tariffs, especially since other methods don't cause as much harm to the U.S. economy.

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June 5, 2019

President Reagan on Trade & Tariffs

Some wisdom from President Ronald Reagan from 1988 on trade and tariffs, sounding as if it had been written today.

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September 24, 2018

FCC Should Hold the Line on Local Franchise Taxes & Fees

In support of the FCC's proceeding on the importance to federally limit local franchise taxes and fees.

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November 2, 2017

New SEC Money Market Rule Predictably Rigged the Game for Government

Whether by design or not, the SEC's new money market rules have diverted savings and investment away from the private sector and toward government debt.

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October 13, 2017

Copyright Provisions in a Renegotiated NAFTA: Setting the Record Straight

Correcting several of the myths about copyright and trade underlying Josh Lamel's Hill op/ed.

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July 20, 2017

Twitter Rant Against Local Control: Implications

A 14 tweet Twitter rant explaining the implications of accepting the argument that local control is not a sacred governing principle.

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