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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

July 20, 2017

Twitter Rant Against Local Control: Theory

A 29 tweet Twitter rant explaining why I'm an opponent of local control arguments asserted by municipalities.

June 30, 2017

Great Decision from the Supreme Court of Canada overturning Canada's Harmful "Promise Doctrine"

Today the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued a significant ruling overturning Canada’s harmful “Promise Doctrine,” which was a completely novel and ill-advised standard Canada has been using since 2005 to overturn patents on innovative pharmaceuticals and biologics.

March 7, 2017

Intellectual Property Protections Key to Medical Innovation, Economic Growth in Texas

United Nations bureaucrats want to mess with Texas.

January 30, 2017

Controversial Immigration Executive Order also Implements Policy Suggested by IPI

IPI recommended biometric entry and exit system in August 2016.

January 9, 2017

Importation of Prescription Drugs: A Bad Idea

The only people bringing up reimportation are Senate Democrats, who are desperate for a distraction from repealing and replacing Obamacare.

January 9, 2017

Willing Tools of Russian Propaganda in the Denton Fracking Ban Debate

Lead activists in favor of 2014's Denton (TX) ban on fracking were happy to act as tools of Russian propaganda.

January 2, 2017

Tom Giovanetti makes the Village Voice's "Ten Worst Rightblogging Ideas of 2016"

In which the Village Voice ridicules protecting people's economic freedom.

December 9, 2016

Mike Madigan, Not Sugar Policy, Driving Mondelez Out of Chicago

It’s simply not true that sugar policy is the reason Mondelez is leaving Chicago for Mexico, and if Mondelez decided to keep production in the US, they’d almost certainly still be leaving Illinois.

October 19, 2016

Larry Lessig: All "property" is imaginary

In which Larry Lessig reveals his true view of property rights.

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