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 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"

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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