“Natural Resources and the Environment” by George Reisman

This is one of the best essays ever written on the true nature of resources. Dr. Reisman explains why it is possible and desirable for humans to produce an ever-greater quantity of resources. Here is one of my favorite excerpts. “The fact that the earth is made of chemical elements that man neither creates nor destroys implies that from the …

The CIP Approach to Energy in 4 Essays and 1 Interview

I have written a lot on energy, but these four essays are my favorites. Energy at the Speed of Thought: The Original Alternative Energy Market The 6 Myths About Oil Four Dirty Secrets about Clean Energy Nuclear Power Is Extremely Safe — That’s the Truth About What We Learned From Japan This interview on “Rational Public Radio” covers how to …

Industrial Progress Report

Welcome to Industrial Progress Report, the official blog of the Center for Industrial Progress. On this blog, CIP intellectuals and guest contributors will share everything from in-depth policy proposals to cutting-edge commentary to inspiring stories about industrial progress around the world.

Ayn Rand on Environmental Issues

If you want to understand today’s “green” movement, there is no better resource than Ayn Rand’s farsighted analysis of the movement and its philosophy in the 1970s. The dinosaur and its fellow-creatures vanished from this earth long before there were any industrialists or any men . . . . But this did not end life on earth. Contrary to the …

John D. Rockefeller, Hero of Industry

The first in our series of Heroes of Industry is John Davison Rockefeller, arguably the most influential figure in the history of industry. He is also one of the most controversial, characterized by many historians as a dangerous “monopolist.” In the articles and lecture below, I tell the true, heroic, and inspiring story of Rockefeller’s rise to greatness—and the amazing impact …