Posts by Alex Epstein

Power Hour: “Capitalism and Our Environment” with Pierre Desrochers

On this month’s Power Hour, I interview Pierre Desrochers of the University of Toronto. Since later this month many people will be celebrating Earth Day, I wanted to expose listeners to one of the world’s leading researchers on the real, positive relationship between capitalism and our environment. Dr. Desrochers is a human encyclopedia on all […]

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New CIP Blogger, New CIP Blog Post at MasterResource

One of the major projects of CIP is our Advocacy Training Program (ATP), where we recruit and work with talented, aspiring writers, especially industry professionals, to tell important stories about industrial progress–and about how government is holding it back. Resources we provide include extensive one-on-one editorial feedback, monthly Q&A sessions on content and communications, access […]

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Creator of FrackNation: “we have seen the devastation that occurs when development is halted”

Ann McElhinney is one of the gutsiest critics of anti-industrialists–self-proclaimed “environmentalists”–around. She is spearheading the upcoming documentary, FrackNation, which aims to educate the public about the incredible technology that is hydraulic fracturing (see our recent piece, “Fracing Amazing,” for more). The Objective Standard blog recently conducted an interview with McElhinney, which is well worth reading. Here’s […]

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How You, Individually, Can Change the World: The Power of the Moral Narrative

What is the highest-leverage thing that you as an individual can do to advance liberty and industrial progress in America? This speech and Q&A, which I gave to Berkeley Students for Liberty in February, is my answer to that question. It’s based on a powerful idea I call “reframing the moral narrative.” Download and save: […]

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The “Skeptic” Smear

Those of us who do not believe in catastrophic global warming are often smeared as “skeptics” or “deniers” of the findings of modern climate science–findings that are treated as on par with, say, the theory of evolution by natural selection. In his latest article at MasterResource, CIP’s Eric Dennis, who has an extensive background in […]

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Justice for Jobs

Although Americans admire Steve Jobs more than any other businessman of our era, I don’t think most of us admire him enough. Exhibit A is Walter Isaacson’s famous biography of Jobs. While I enjoyed reading that book, and derived inspiration from it, I felt that it didn’t do justice to the mind of Jobs–the mind with […]

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Coal is Clean

Over the past month and a half, I’ve been speaking at numerous universities, including Stanford, Berkeley, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Toronto. One point I like to stress is that we should think of coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear, as clean energy. Why? After all, don’t these each have byproducts and risks that are undesirable? Sure, […]

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Gas Prices 101 — Power Surge with Alex Epstein and Eric Dennis

Why do gasoline prices rise and fall more than other prices? Dr. Eric Dennis and I break it down in the latest edition of Power Surge. Download Power Surge: Gas Prices

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CIP in the Midwest

As I write this, I am heading to Duluth, MN to give my fourth talk this week, “How Mining Improves Our Environment.” On Monday, I spoke at University of Wisconsin, Madison on “Why America Should Stop Going Green and Start Going Industrial.” On Tuesday, I spoke at St. Olaf College about energy and economics. Last […]

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Power Hour: The Industrial Progress Movement

On this month’s Power Hour, guest-host Jordan Breen interviews me about the Industrial Progress movement. Download and save: The Industrial Progress Movement with Alex Epstein and Jordan Breen

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