Tom Giovanetti is president of the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), a conservative, free-market public policy research organization based in Dallas, Texas.
In addition to his administrative duties, Tom writes for IPI and for leading publications on a variety of policy topics including taxes and economic growth, self-government and the Founders' design, civil liberties and constitutional protections, judicial supremacy, intellectual property, Social Security personal accounts, technology and Internet policy, and out-of-control government spending. In addition to being regularly published in major outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, FoxNews.com and The Dallas Morning News, Tom has a regular column in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Tom frequently appears in the media and is a fill-in host for the Mark Davis Show in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
Tom's passion is encouraging conservative voters and organizations to remain skeptical of Big Government, maintain faith in markets, and defend individual liberty as the best means of achieving human flourishing. His most recent work has focused on free-market solutions to the student debt issue, preserving freedom of speech online, and persuading state legislatures to override local and municipal policies that restrict economic liberty.
Mr. Giovanetti has represented IPI at many national and international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) the World Health Organization (WHO) and represented IPI during trade agreement negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Mr. Giovanetti is a popular speaker and writer, and also testifies before state and federal legislative committees on a variety of topics.
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We should recognize that all the problems caused by an abundance of available, affordable content is because the content industries kept their promises.
Businesses are private property, and businesses have rights to their economic liberty.
Rather than spending 24 hours trying to drink out of a firehose of Twitter attacks, I've summarized my responses in this blog post. Have at it.
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.
Proponents of the trade war with China aren't making the right arguments.
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.
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.
Bad laws have a cost.
Why would Justice Scalia refer to the Supreme Court as "impotent"?
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.
Some wisdom from President Ronald Reagan from 1988 on trade and tariffs, sounding as if it had been written today.