Posts by Alex Epstein

The Ultimate (Signed) Bundle: Progressive Energy, Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet, and Free Market Revolution

BREAKING NEWS: Get a bonus signed copy of Free Market Revolution by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins. See below for more details. In the second quarter of 2013, we will be releasing my book, tentatively titled: “Progressive Energy: A New Philosophy of Energy, Environment, and Progress.” Every movement needs a manifesto, and this is ours. […]

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A Moral Manifesto for the Energy Industry

In my latest MasterResource article, “A Moral Defense of the Oil Industry,” I outline the principles that every freedom-loving energy companies needs to know to defend themselves effectively. The moral case against oil can be refuted and replaced by two concepts that marry energy knowledge and moral philosophy: Progressive energy: The ideal source of energy […]

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Energy Ethics 101: A New Moral Foundation for the Energy Industry

All of the unnecessary problems faced by the fossil fuel and nuclear industries come from one source: the public has been taught to believe that their industries are immoral. It has been taught to believe that fossil fuels and nuclear are inherently unsustainable and inherently harmful to our environment. It has been taught to believe […]

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Video, video, and more video

We’ve got a ton of new content up on our YouTube page, including this new debate between me and Dr. Dino Ress on “Oil: Dangerous Addiction or Healthy Choice.”

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The Freedom to Frac — and Its Enemies

This Washington Times article gives a helpful summary of today’s politics of frac’ing–which, unfortunately, are scary. Here we have a technology with an unbelievably good safety record and, more fundamentally, an unbelievably good record and future prospect of increasing our well-being across the board through the production of cheap, plentiful, reliable energy. And yet all […]

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Gratitude

The creators of Thanksgiving recognized that they had a lot to be thankful for–and yet they were lucky if 2/3 of their children made it past the age of 15. If they were grateful for the fruits of their way of life, how grateful should we be for ours? Every year I spend studying industrial […]

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The Wall Street Journal’s Annual Tribute to Industrial Progress

Every Thanksgiving, the Wall Street Journal publishes two complementary, must-read articles: “The Desolate Wilderness” and “The Fair Land.” Here’s an excerpt from “The Desolate Wilderness,” “the chronicle of those memorable circumstances of the year 1620, as recorded by Nathaniel Morton , keeper of the records of Plymouth Colony, based on the account of William Bradford […]

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My Debate With Bill McKibben

Here is the rough-cut video of the event, which took place Monday at Duke University. Thanks to the Program on Values and Ethics in the Marketplace for hosting. Note that Bill McKibben is, right now, on tour promoting the destruction of the fossil fuel industry, the engine of our civilization. The battle has just begun. […]

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A Challenge to Bill McKibben — Update

Update on my challenge to Bill McKibben to debate me on the morality of fossil fuels after he wrote an article on catastrophic global warming concluding “this is, at bottom, a moral issue; we have met the enemy and they is Shell.” Here is the original challenge. @billmckibben Duke will host a debate between you+anyone […]

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