Heroes

What Atlas Shrugged Can Teach Us About Climate Change

I’m in the middle of rereading my favorite book, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Every time I read the book, I am amazed by how much it illuminates today’s controversies, even though Atlas Shrugged is a) over 50 years old and b) a novel. Consider the following passage, where industrialist-philosopher Francisco d’Anconia remarks to steel magnate Hank […]

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Power Hour: “Industry, Stand Up For Yourself”

// This week’s Power Hour is a recording of the speech Alex Epstein recently gave at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Annual Meeting, titled “Industry, Stand Up For Yourself.” In it, he outlines what it takes for members of the oil and gas industry to become “Oil Champions,” and urges them to do so. [audio: […]

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Power Hour: Alex Epstein Visits the Kentucky Mining Institute

function get_style () { return “none”; } function end_ () { document.getElementById(‘variation’).style.display = get_style(); } For this episode of Power Hour, CIP’s Adam Edmonsond interviewed Alex Epstein about his upcoming visit to the Kentucky Mining Institute’s Mine Rescue Competition, where Alex will speak to an audience consisting mostly of coal miners about how to be […]

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Power Hour: The Light Brigade

This episode of Power Hour features an in-depth look at The Light Brigade–CIP’s “counter-education” at the Sierra Club’s highly touted “forward on climate” rally.   [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Episode-42-The-Light-Brigade.mp3]   Download Episode 42 – The Light Brigade Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes See also: The Blackout Rally Meets the Light Brigade Why “Forward on Climate” is […]

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DishonestLand: Hollywood’s “Promised Land” Slanders the Frac’ing Revolution

[Originally published in MasterResource] The story of hydraulic fracturing (frac’ing) is one of the most important stories of our time. It needs to be told far and wide–and certainly by our top talent in Hollywood. The true story of frac’ing is utterly inspiring. A band of renegade oil and gas executives, engineers, and rig-workers developed a technology […]

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Power Hour: Questioning Climate Science with Dr. Richard Lindzen

Dr. Richard Lindzen joins the show to talk about perspectives on climate change and the loaded questions surrounding the topic. Read Dr. Lindzen’s article “Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions?” mentioned on the podcast. Alex and Dr. Lindzen cover: Questions about climate “Balance” in nature The goals of environmentalists Much more.. [audio: […]

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Fracing Amazing: The Story of the Eagle Ford Shale

As President Obama observed in his 2012 State of the Union Address, “American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.” This is truly exciting news. Just five years ago, US oil production was on a multi-decade decline that was widely expected to be terminal. Then, all of a sudden, production began […]

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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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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 […]

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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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