Industrial Progress Report

Power Hour: Occupy Wall Street with Dr. Eric Dennis

Power Hour Occupy Wall Street with Eric Dennis

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Causes of the Great Depression

As opposed to the pseudo-scientific, Marxist idea that capitalism is inherently unstable and will lead inevitably to mass unemployment and strife, there is a general agreement among macroeconomists today that the Great Depression was the product of the Fed’s highly distortionary monetary policy. However the nature of this distortion is still a subject of debate.

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Thank the 1%

This Thanksgiving, I wrote a piece called “Let’s Thank the One Percent” for FoxNews.com. The piece got a lot of attention, getting over 3000 “Likes” on Facebook, earning the #1 spot on reader recommendations, and receiving the (very negative) attention of the iconic liberal blog Daily Kos.

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CIP Continues to Resist the Occupation

Several weeks ago, Dr. Eric Dennis and I posted our videos of our trip to Occupy Wall Street, where we debated protestors on subjects such as “the 1%,” nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Those videos have been a big hit–the most popular one already has over 7500 views! Not bad for a 13-minute discussion of […]

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To Understand Energy You Must Understand the Price System

What is the most promising energy technology for the future: coal, oil, gas, and nuclear, or solar panels, battery-powered cars, and fluorescent light bulbs? The reflexive approach to answering such questions taken by the federal government over the past four decades has been to form expert committees and let the best argument win — or […]

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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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