“I Thought It Would Be Bad. I Was Very Wrong”: More Praise for The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

We told you about the stellar reviews of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels once already, but the buzz is loud, and growing. There were too many to fit into one post, and the reviews kept flooding in. Sources from The Wall Street Journal to actor Mark Pellegrino have since joined the discussion.

So here is some of the more recent praise for Alex Epstein’s “pathbreaking new book”.

If I could personally place this book in the hands of everyone who works in the fossil fuel industry, I would. Short of that, I will do my best to convince you to purchase a copy.

MasterResource, 11/20
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One of the most compelling arguments for the moral value of fossil fuels and the need to increase their use I have ever read.

Human Events, 11/21
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Epstein makes the case that we have no reason to take issue with fossil fuels… [his] book shows the remarkable value we receive from using fossil fuels.

Nasdaq’s The Motley Fool, 11/22
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Prominent praise has come, not just from reviews but from the words of a variety of figures. The Moral Case has, for instance, been the subject of repeated endorsement (and retweets) from Yaron Brook and the Ayn Rand Institute.

And not all that praise has been from assumed sympathizers. Economist Bryan Caplan didn’t expect to like it, but as he says, the thing that sets The Moral Case apart is that it “preaches not to the choir”. Only 40 pages in, he shared these feelings with his followers.

Even celebrities like actor Mark Pellegrino—from Lost, Supernatural, and Being Human—are becoming champions of Alex’s book.

And on top of all that, there are the comments of visionaries like PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and The Rational Optimist author Matt Ridley, some of which are quoted on the book jacket.


That it’s the kind of book that can create reactions like that from minds like these is probably why it’s in the top three on The Wall Street Journal‘s business bestsellers list. In fact, the buzz has been so strong they’ve since found it necessary to review it themselves.

Alex Epstein’s moral defense of the means we choose to power our societies forward is a pointed, necessary and surprisingly little-heard one.

The Wallstreet Journal, 12/1
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This is the book that can stop it from being a little-heard one.

Still not convinced? Nothing will more effectively prove how important The Moral Case is than reading Chapter One: The Secret History of Fossil Fuels, which you can download free at moralcaseforfossilfuels.com.

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