Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein is a philosopher who applies big-picture, humanistic thinking to industrial and environmental controversies. He founded Center for Industrial Progress (CIP), a for-profit think tank and communications consulting firm focused on energy and environmental issues, in 2011 to offer a positive, pro-human alternative to the Green movement. He is the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less. He is the author of EnergyTalkingPoints.com featuring hundreds of concise, powerful, well-referenced talking points on energy, environmental, and climate issues. Follow him on Twitter @AlexEpstein.

The Case for EV Freedom

Government should remove all preferences for electric vehicles and allow them to compete and grow on a free market. This will enable EVs to reach their full potential to provide affordable, no-tailpipe-emissions transport without harming consumers or the grid.

How to Choose a Career

How to Choose a Career

The basic rule to follow in a process of identification is to choose the career in which you will spend the most time doing the activity you love to do the most.

To Ban Cloning Would Be a Moral Abomination

To Ban Cloning Would Be a Moral Abomination

In a huge breakthrough for medical progress, scientists from South Korea have finally created a cloned human embryo and extracted its stem cells--a feat that makes life-saving embryonic stem-cell treatments that much closer to reality. Instead of taking this thrilling...

The Terror of “Animal Rights”

The "animal rights" movement is celebrating its latest victory: an earlier, more painful death for future victims of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's disease.Thanks to intimidation by animal rights terrorists, Cambridge University has dropped plans to build...

The Terror of “Animal Rights”

The "animal rights" movement is celebrating its latest victory: an earlier, more painful death for future victims of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's disease. Thanks to intimidation by animal rights terrorists, Cambridge University has dropped plans to build...

Cloning is a Pro-Life Technology

Cloning is a Pro-Life Technology

Biotechnological progress, long under moral and legal attack, was granted a two-year reprieve last Thursday when the United Nations announced that it is postponing consideration of an international ban on human cloning. Members of that body have been fiercely divided...

Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative Against Freedom

President Bush is very vocal about his religious beliefs; he likes to preach publicly about "the power of faith" and "the vital place of faith in the life of our nation." This does not bother most Americans, who believe that while the President personally wants to...

Unlimited Liability

Americans believe strongly in the principle that an individual is innocent until proven guilty--and thus consider it a moral outrage to hold someone responsible for an evil he did not commit. In response to reports of a handful of innocent Arab-Americans being...

Peaceniks: Warmongers for America’s Enemies

There is an increasingly vocal movement that seeks to engage America in ever longer, wider, and more costly wars--leading to thousands and perhaps millions of unnecessary deaths. This movement calls itself the "anti-war" movement. Across America and throughout the...

The Betrayal of The Bush Doctrine

In the days following September 11, we feared for our future. Would terrorist attacks become a fixture of life? Would we have to live the rest of our days with the knowledge that our work, our dreams, our loved ones, our lives could be obliterated at any moment? Was...

No Conflict Between Liberty and Security

Most Americans, including our politicians, continue to believe the insidious proposition that we must "strike a balance" between liberty and security. Even though the House's new homeland security bill specifically prohibits the President's proposals for national IDs...

The Virtue of “Playing God”

Thanks to infighting in the Senate, it appears that voting on legislation that would destroy the lives of life-saving heroes will be delayed until next year. Americans cannot afford to leave the fate of these individuals to legislative chance, however; in the name of...

Disband the Coalition

They tell us not to bombard the Taliban too severely--because its "moderate" factions need to become part of any new Afghan government. They urge us to cease military action during the month of Ramadan--giving the killers further opportunity to plan their next...

The Racism of Reparations

The Racism of Reparations

Reparations advocates are not concerned with individual justice. They subscribe to the collectivist belief that individuals are merely interchangeable members of a group.

Why You Shouldn’t Keep an “Open Mind”

"You should keep an 'open mind.'" If you have ever expressed a definite opinion on anything, you've probably heard this popular catch-phrase in response. On college campuses, the "open" mind is considered an unlimited virtue. College administrators, teachers, and many...

John McCain’s Deadly Moral Code

John McCain is not shy about expressing his moral vision for America. When he officially announced his candidacy, he said, "I run for president because I want the next generation of Americans to know the sense of pride and purpose of serving a cause greater than...

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