Posts by Alex Epstein

PJMedia and InstaPundit feature CIP

Walter Hudson recently interviewed me for the PJMedia website. He asked great questions and, more than any other reporter I have ever dealt with, really got the essence of what we are trying to do at CIP. The sign at her feet read “For a nuclear free, carbon free future.” The one in her hands […]

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Alex Epstein interviewed by The Objective Standard

I was recently interviewed by The Objective Standard blog. Here’s an excerpt: The energy industry is producing the most amazing products and it should never be on the defensive about what it is doing. Producing oil, producing coal, producing gas, these are fundamentally things that have doubled the human life expectancy and we should be […]

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Occupying “Occupy Wall Street” — Tell Us What You Think

Several weeks ago, when I was vacationing in New York, CIP’s Dr. Eric Dennis and I visited the enduring “Occupy Wall Street”  group. Here are three videos of our experiences. Tell us what you think. Does anything about the protestors strike you as particularly noteworthy or ominous? I’ll share my reflections in a future post. 

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A Good Primer on the Shale Gas Revolution

If you have been hearing about “fracking” and want to know what the excitement is about, read Matt Ridley’s recent article documenting the exciting new discoveries of massive amounts of previously inaccessible energy. What’s that you say? Gas is running out? Have you not heard the news? It’s not. Until five years ago, gas was […]

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Power Hour Classic: Nuclear Safety with Dr. Jay Lehr

Dear Power Hour listeners, This month we are featuring a classic (repeat) episode of Power Hour since I lost my voice and am unable to do an hour-long interview. However, the episode, which covers nuclear safety with Dr. Jay Lehr, is definitely worth a re-listen or two. We’ll be back next month with a brand […]

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Occupy Wall Street: “To Hell With Steve Jobs”

On Saturday, October 22, CIP’s Dr. Eric Dennis and I visited the Occupy Wall Street demonstration to learn about the protestors’ goals and motivations. Here is one particularly revealing exchange between Eric and a protestor on the subject of our culture’s dearly-departed industrial hero, Steve Jobs. (We will post the video footage of this exchange, […]

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SpOILed the Movie (Power Hour Episode 9)

It’s not every day that someone makes a movie about the vital importance of oil in human life. It’s certainly not every day that a documentarian blasts the notion that oil is an “addiction.” Mark Mathis’s SpOILed, coming out in limited release in October, is both a tribute to the role of oil in our […]

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My Speech about the Keystone XL Pipeline

This past Wednesday, there was a public hearing on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline (bringing oil from Canadian oil sands to the US) in Austin, TX. Center for Industrial Progress had a representative on scene to read a speech I wrote–unfortunately, he didn’t get to speak, as the event was stacked with representatives of environmentalist groups […]

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The Industrial Manifesto

By Alex Epstein [This essay was originally published in two parts as “Go Industrial, Not ‘Green,’” at MasterResource.]In the wake of two recessions following two fleeting, largely service-sector bubbles—the dot-com bubble and the housing/financial bubble—America’s intellectual and political leaders are championing the need for industrial progress.The ubiquitous Thomas L. Friedman takes on the subject of […]

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“Natural Resources and the Environment” by George Reisman

This is one of the best essays ever written on the true nature of resources. Dr. Reisman explains why it is possible and desirable for humans to produce an ever-greater quantity of resources. Here is one of my favorite excerpts. “The fact that the earth is made of chemical elements that man neither creates nor […]

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