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, and several other revealing exchanges, …

Power Hour: Mark Mathis on SpOILed the Movie

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 lives and a warning about …

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 or labor groups, who are …

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 industrial progress in his latest …

“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 destroys implies that from the …

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 Public Radio” covers how to …