Intellectual Entrepreneurship and the Battle for Liberty

Toronto – March 7, 2012 8:30 pm Bahen Centre For Information Technology 40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON Intellectual entrepreneur Alex Epstein, founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, will discuss the key factors in using entrepreneurship to spread ideas and impact the political process. Entrepreneurs play an important role in moving a society forward by putting new business ideas …

An Unreasonable Bill

We all know that the United States has a graduated income tax. The more money you earn annually, the higher a percentage of your marginal income that you pay in taxes.  Depending on how one defines it, the average marginal tax rate that middle class citizens pay to the Federal government is around 20 percent. The top marginal rate is …

End the Fed! And Then What?

A sound monetary and banking system is the foundation of economic growth and industrial progress. Our central bank, the Federal Reserve, claims, by mandate, to maintain “stable prices” and “full employment.” Yet its record is one of chronic monetary instability. Because money is the essential link between all the diverse, coordinated sectors of our economy, this instability is the root of …

Selling Your Soul For a Narrative: Understanding the Gleick Fraud

Within the green movement, Peter Gleick is a renowned environmental scientist specializing in the negative impact of global warming. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, co-founded the Pacific Institute, served as chairman of a “task force on scientific ethics and integrity” in the American Geophysical Union, and received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship (aka “genius grant”) in anticipation …

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 night, I spoke at University …

Climatology Establishment Smears Scientific Critics

Responding to a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed by 16 scientists who reject global warming catastrophism (discussed here), 38 academic climatologists have offered their counterargument, which amounts to 1) disagreeing with the 16 scientists’ factual claims about the climate and 2) claiming that since most of the scientists are not climatologists, their claims are uninformed. Both points are wrong.

The Global Warming Campaign Takes a Blow

The movement to convince the public of catastrophic global warming is fundamentally unscientific. Its leaders do not, as true scientists would, objectively study and relay the full evidence about what drives the climate, they fixate obsessively on CO2. They do not share how poorly understood climate drivers are; they act as if they can predict the climate with certainty. Through …

The Story of DDT

Think for a moment about the last time you had a bad case of the flu: the headaches, the chills, the vomiting, the congestion, the depressed mood, the inability to function normally for days. But imagine it felt 10 times worse, and lasted for months or years, robbing you of anything resembling a truly human life. That is life for …

A Nation of Traders

With the economy stuck in neutral and a presidential campaign well underway, one word has remained on the lips of political and economic commentators alike: jobs.  Jobs were at the center of the President’s State of the Union address.  Jobs, we are told, drive economic growth.  Jobs will determine who wins the presidential election.  Recently, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney …