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James D. Agresti


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

His writings have been cited by numerous major media outlets, academic institutions, think tanks and government entities. A brief sampling includes CBS, PBS, Investor's Business Daily, Vanderbilt University, the University of Wisconsin Madison, National Review, the Huffington Post, Roll Call, Encyclopædia Britannica, the Journal of Global Faultlines, the Heritage Foundation, PolitiFact, the Wisconsin Legislature, the Oklahoma Department of Labor, and the education ministry of Northern Ireland.

 

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and has worked as a designer of jet aircraft engines, a technical sales professional, and chief engineer of a firm that customizes helicopters. He is also the author of Rational Conclusions, a rigorously documented and acclaimed book evidencing factual support for the Bible across a broad array of academic disciplines.

 


Television: Jim has appeared on the WBRZ Morning Show (ABC), The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson (Fox News), WAFB's 9 New This Morning (CBS), Varney & Co. (Fox Business), and The 700 Club (CBN).

Radio: He has been a guest on NPR's Jim Engster Show, the George Jarkesy Show, the Exceptional Conservative Show, the Rod Arquette Show, the Rob Schilling Show, Istook Live! and several other shows.

Print: Jim has authored op-eds that have been published by the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Caller, Gale Cengage Learning, the Washington Examiner, Life News, the Reason Foundation, Hot Air, the Jefferson Policy Journal, Crisis Magazine, American Thinker, TheBlaze, and many other publications.

Speaking Engagements: He has spoken in numerous venues and has been the keynote speaker for events at Brown University, Morris County College, varied churches, and the Manhattan Libertarian Party.


 


Jim has conducted extensive research on the following issues and is able to share his knowledge with diverse audiences ranging from elementary school students to policy analysts.

  • National Debt: government spending, liabilities and unfinanced obligations, economic consequences, political causes, government trust funds
  • Education: K-12, colleges, preschool, costs, outcomes, Common Core, school choice
  • Taxes: distribution of the tax burden, income taxes, social insurance taxes, corporate taxes, tax preferences, bracket creep, economic effects, hidden taxes
  • Healthcare: cost drivers, insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare
  • Racial Issues: crime, education, income, affirmative action, politics
  • Energy: fossil fuels, renewables, subsidies, taxes, regulations
  • Gun Control: crime and self defense, background checks and criminals' sources of guns, right-to-carry laws, accidents, Constitutional law
  • Social Security: taxes, benefits, financial stability, accountability, personal accounts
  • Global Warming: the greenhouse effect, temperature measurements, proxies, flooding, extreme weather
  • Pollution: criteria and hazardous air pollutants, water pollution, natural pollution, indoor pollution, municipal solid waste, plastic bags
  • Abortion: science, taxpayer funding, women's health, parental consent and notification, late-term, morning-after pills, live births, Constitutional law
  • Sex Trafficking: recruitment and coercion, facilitators, rescue and prevention
Personal


Jim Agresti is married to an amazing woman and has two wonderful children. He is also grateful to have a tremendous extended family and loyal friends, some for more than 30 years.

 

Jim was an avid wrestler in high school and was the President of Delta Tau Delta fraternity at Brown University.

 

He enjoys good food, motorcycling, working out, and coaching wrestling.

 

In recent years, Jim has been the head chef for an annual dinner with over 100 people in attendance, including celebrity chefs and top executives from one of the world's largest corporations. Legend has it that Jim bribed his wife to marry him by cooking her his homemade cavatelli.

 

Jim finds a way to relate most things to Seinfeld, and he insists that several events in his life inspired some of the plotlines on the show.

 

 

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