Power Hour: Pierre Desrochers on The Bet

On the latest episode of Power Hour, I talk to Pierre Desrochers about the 25th anniversary of the momentous bet between resource theorists Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon. Download Episode 113 with Pierre Desrochers Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes

Pierre Desrochers Joins CIP as a Senior Fellow

Big news: Pierre Desrochers, one of the world’s foremost experts on human progress—its past, present, and future—has joined CIP as a Senior Fellow. Pierre, an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto, is author of numerous volumes including The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet, an impassioned defense of modern, high-tech agriculture. Anyone who has listened …

Power Hour: Pierre Desrochers on The Locavore’s Dilemma

On the latest edition of Power Hour, author and geographer Pierre Desrochers discusses his (amazing) new book, The Locavore’s Dilemma. Dr. Desrochers tells fascinating story after fascinating story about how global, industrial agriculture is essential to life, and how the “local,” anti-industrial food movement is a threat to it. Make sure to share this episode with your friends and Like …

Power Hour: Pierre Desrochers on Capitalism and Our Environment

On this month’s Power Hour, I interview Pierre Desrochers of the University of Toronto. Since later this month many people will be celebrating Earth Day, I wanted to expose listeners to one of the world’s leading researchers on the real, positive relationship between capitalism and our environment. Dr. Desrochers is a human encyclopedia on all things industrial progress, and this …

Inauguration Day energy talking points

In this issue: Inauguration Day talking points Power Hour: the return of Pierre Desrochers My appearance on the new TALK.ENERGY podcast A reader question for the oil and gas industry Accelerator Call Inauguration Day energy talking points I’ve been sharing numerous talking points on Twitter about the new administration’s energy policies–from the notion of “build back better” to the Keystone …

Talking points for today’s most vital issues

In this issue: Talking points for today’s most vital issues Seeking energy stories about individuals Should we rely only on fossil fuels? Best of Power Hour: Pierre Desrochers on Capitalism and Our Environment Talking points for today’s most vital issues As I’ve been traveling around and talking to different people, one of the most common requests I hear is for effective talking …

“A High-Test Success”: Media Coverage of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Alex Epstein’s The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels is already impacting the energy debate, and the media coverage it’s earned points to this. In December we gave you an archive of Alex’s writing around the time of the book release. Now here’s an overview of some of the many articles published that point to his work as influence. Spreading The Moral Case References were already popping …

Debunking “Externalities”

A popular characterization of laissez-faire capitalism is that it leads to unacceptable negative “externalities,” such as pollution by energy producers. On this installment of “The Best of Power Hour,” Pierre Desrochers and I debunk this idea from several angles: political, economic, and historical. Download the Best of Power Hour–Debunking Externalities For more on this issue, see my article “Energy Externality …

More Industrialization, More Trees

In the latest installment of “The Best of Power Hour,” Dr. Pierre Desrochers how preindustrial lifestyles cause deforestation and other problems for the human environment. Download The Best of Power Hour — Industrialization and Forestation with Pierre Desrochers Want more Power Hour? Support our campaign to make Power Hour weekly.