A Golden Opportunity?

The following is not an opportunity for most people. One, it’s not cheap and two, it’s unusual. It’s an opportunity for a select group of CIP supporters (Gold Accelerators) to have access to CIP’s weekly Talent Factory meetings, where I teach our best and brightest how to write and think better. Some of this occurs through lectures, but most of it–and …

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 that could transform worthless rock into …

A Moral Manifesto for the Energy Industry

In my latest MasterResource article, “A Moral Defense of the Oil Industry,” I outline the principles that every freedom-loving energy companies needs to know to defend themselves effectively. The moral case against oil can be refuted and replaced by two concepts that marry energy knowledge and moral philosophy: Progressive energy: The ideal source of energy is not some “sustainable”–i.e., endlessly …

Energy Ethics 101: A New Moral Foundation for the Energy Industry

All of the unnecessary problems faced by the fossil fuel and nuclear industries come from one source: the public has been taught to believe that their industries are immoral. It has been taught to believe that fossil fuels and nuclear are inherently unsustainable and inherently harmful to our environment. It has been taught to believe that we are morally obligated …

Video, video, and more video

We’ve got a ton of new content up on our YouTube page, including this new debate between me and Dr. Dino Ress on “Oil: Dangerous Addiction or Healthy Choice.”

The Freedom to Frac — and Its Enemies

This Washington Times article gives a helpful summary of today’s politics of frac’ing–which, unfortunately, are scary. Here we have a technology with an unbelievably good safety record and, more fundamentally, an unbelievably good record and future prospect of increasing our well-being across the board through the production of cheap, plentiful, reliable energy. And yet all this potential can be destroyed …

The Wall Street Journal’s Annual Tribute to Industrial Progress

Every Thanksgiving, the Wall Street Journal publishes two complementary, must-read articles: “The Desolate Wilderness” and “The Fair Land.” Here’s an excerpt from “The Desolate Wilderness,” “the chronicle of those memorable circumstances of the year 1620, as recorded by Nathaniel Morton , keeper of the records of Plymouth Colony, based on the account of William Bradford , sometime governor thereof:” Being …