Posts tagged with 'oil industry'
When I was fifteen years old, I was employed as a gas station attendant. The job was simple and honest. I would sit alone in a kiosk until a car drove up, at which point I would run out to my island of diesel, propane, and gasoline pumps. While I checked engine fluid levels, filled […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
The creators of Thanksgiving recognized that they had a lot to be thankful for–and yet they were lucky if 2/3 of their children made it past the age of 15. If they were grateful for the fruits of their way of life, how grateful should we be for ours? Every year I spend studying industrial […]Read More →
North Dakota’s growing prosperity continues to be on full display for the world this month. As we wrote previously, the state’s freedom to drill for oil has made it the 2nd largest producer of oil in the U.S. Recently, a North Dakota oil official publicly predicted that the state could come close to doubling current oil production to […]Read More →
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. […]Read More →
This past Saturday, I answered questions about industrial progress for a community group in Orange County. I thought two questions in particular would be of interest to readers: How do you fight Green indoctrination, especially when directed at children? What is “The Story of Energy”?Read More →
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 […]Read More →