Jim Agresti




James D. Agresti is the president and cofounder of Just Facts, a think tank dedicated to publishing rigorously documented facts about public policy issues.

He has two decades of experience in public policy research and analysis, and his work has been cited by a broad range of media outlets, academic publications, and scholars. A brief sampling includes CBS, PBS, Investor’s Business Dai ...


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Episode 165: “Just Facts about the Virus” with Jim Agresti

Albert Einstein said science can only flourish in an atmosphere of free speech.  Today, despite claims about “following the science” with regard to Covid 19, this is simply not happening. Why? Because “they” have taken away one of the essential elements of science: allowing people to disagree based on facts learned through experiments and observation, reconciling practical knowledge and ends with scientific laws.  This is how science works. This is how freedom works. This is how good things happen in a free society because people are free to get information and disagree. Nobody is in possession of the ultimate truth.  By contrast, look at every totalitarian regime, what do they do? They squash free speech. And when that happens, people suffer.  Who are “they?”  I think we all know by now and it seems that they have the totalitarian playbook well in hand. Facebook, Twitter, all the tech giants and the mainstream media have all decreed that if you say something that is at odds with the CDC, the World Health Organization, they’re going to censor you. An open debate […]



Episode 118: “Just the Facts”

The phrase “Just the facts” has taken on new meaning with the creation of media-based fact checkers. However, the definition of truth varies based on the organization doing the research. I’m joined today by Jim Agresti, the President and co-founder of Just Facts as we talk about why what you see in the media is often agenda driven and what his organization does to find the truth.



Episode 106: Illegal Voting and the 2020 Election with Jim Agresti

As the investigation into the 2020 Presidential Election continues, questions about the legitimacy of some voting machines and mail-in ballots are only part of the issue. Jim Agresti, Founder and CEO of “Just Facts” joins me to talk about how non-citizens were able to cast ballots to help tip the scales in favor of Joe Biden.



Episode 86: The True Human Costs of Government Imposed Lockdowns with Jim Agresti

Medical studies show that excessive stress and anxiety are among the most debilitating and deadly of all health hazards in the world.    Beyond their obvious effects like suicide and substance abuse—these mental stressors are strongly related to and may trigger and inflame a host of ailments like high blood pressure, digestive disorders, heart conditions, infectious diseases, cancer, and pregnancy complications.   Based on a broad array of scientific studies, my guest Jim Agresti and his organization Just Facts, have calculated that the health risks created by reactions to Covid-19—such as stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, media exaggerations, and legitimate concerns about the virus—will destroy at least seven times more years of human life than can possibly be saved by lockdowns to control the spread of the disease.    This figure is a bare minimum. According to Just Facts, “the total years of life that it will rob from all people is likely more than 90 times greater”.   So when a politician like Andrew Cuomo declares that he will take every draconian measure to “save just one life” from Covid 19 […]



Episode 33: “Entitlements aka Promises That Governments Can’t Keep” with Jim Agresti

The next time you feel the urge to join a major protest to condemn the elite, powerful forces who are supposedly making your lives worse, don’t bother. The event is most likely organized by elite, powerful forces who are getting rich off your activism while you don’t make a dime or a dime’s worth of difference.


about Jim

James D. Agresti is the president and cofounder of Just Facts, a think tank dedicated to publishing rigorously documented facts about public policy issues.

He has two decades of experience in public policy research and analysis, and his work has been cited by a broad range of media outlets, academic publications, and scholars. A brief sampling includes CBS, PBS, Investor’s Business Daily, Yahoo News, Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas at Austin, multiple Ph.D. economists and scientists, Encyclopedia Britannica, Elsevier Health Sciences, the International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, the Oklahoma Department of Labor, and the education ministry of Northern Ireland.

Agresti holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Brown University, and he previously worked as a designer of jet aircraft engines, a technical sales professional, and chief engineer of a firm that customizes helicopters. This background in the physical sciences allows him to apply practical, empirical approaches to the often capricious world of public policy. He is also the author of Rational Conclusions, a meticulously researched and scholarly acclaimed book evidencing factual support for the Bible across a broad array of academic disciplines.




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