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James Pethokoukis is a columnist and economic policy analyst. He is the Dewitt Wallace Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he writes and edits the AEIdeas blog and hosts a weekly podcast, Political Economy with James Pethokoukis. He is a columnist for The Week and an official contributor to CNBC. He also authors the Faster, Please! newsletter on Substack.

Before joining AEI, Pethokoukiswas the Washington columnist for Reuters Breakingviews, the opinion and commentary wing of Thomson Reuters, and the business editor and economics columnist for US News & World Report.

Pethokoukis has written for many publications, including Commentary, Investor’s Business Daily, National Review, The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Examiner, and The Weekly Standard. His numerous broadcast appearances include CNN, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, The McLaughlin Group, MSNBC, and Nightly Business Report on PBS.

A graduate of Northwestern University and the Medill School of Journalism, Pethokoukis is a 2002 Jeopardy! champion.

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