Power Hour: Mark Mathis on SpOILed the Movie

It’s not every day that someone makes a movie about the vital importance of oil in human life. It’s certainly not every day that a documentarian blasts the notion that oil is an “addiction.” Mark Mathis’s SpOILed, coming out in limited release in October, is both a tribute to the role of oil in our lives and a warning about …

My Speech about the Keystone XL Pipeline

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 stackedwith representatives of environmentalist groups or labor groups, who are …

“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 …