Posts by Alex Epstein

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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HR 1098 and Why Sound Money is Crucial for Energy (Power Surge Episode 2)

Power Surge 2 [audio:http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Power-Surge-2.mp3]

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The CIP Approach to Energy in 4 Essays and 1 Interview

I have written a lot on energy, but these four essays are my favorites. Energy at the Speed of Thought: The Original Alternative Energy Market The 6 Myths About Oil Four Dirty Secrets about Clean Energy Nuclear Power Is Extremely Safe — That’s the Truth About What We Learned From Japan This interview on “Rational […]

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Corruption at the American Physical Society (Power Surge Episode 1)

Corruption at the American Physical Society [audio:http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Power-Surge-Episode-1.mp3]

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Industrial Progress Report

Welcome to Industrial Progress Report, the official blog of the Center for Industrial Progress. On this blog, CIP intellectuals and guest contributors will share everything from in-depth policy proposals to cutting-edge commentary to inspiring stories about industrial progress around the world.

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Ayn Rand on Environmental Issues

If you want to understand today’s “green” movement, there is no better resource than Ayn Rand’s farsighted analysis of the movement and its philosophy in the 1970s. The dinosaur and its fellow-creatures vanished from this earth long before there were any industrialists or any men . . . . But this did not end life […]

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