The system of public education could be abolished over the course of a generation, in a way that need not impose financial hardship on the parents of any child alive at the time of the abolition’s commencement.
The Myth that “97% of Climate Scientists Agree” About a Climate Crisis
Most climate scientists agree that we have some climate impact. This does not at all justify the rapid elimination of fossil fuels.
Gender Is Not an Arbitrary Concept
The idea that male-female gender is an arbitrary social construct is postmodern nonsense.
Biden Administration’s Reckless Abuse of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)
Instead of protecting our oil security by protecting oil industry freedom and backing it up with an ample reserve, President Biden has doubly damaged it by first attacking the oil industry’s freedom, then dangerously depleting our reserve for political purposes.
The Danger of Radical Environmentalism
The fundamental goal of environmentalism is not clean air and clean water; rather, it is the demolition of technological/industrial civilization. Environmentalism’s goal is not the advancement of human health, human happiness, and human life; rather, it is a subhuman world where “nature” is worshipped like the totem of some primitive religion.
Will California’s Green Energy Policies “Save Planet Earth”?
California officials are needlessly inflicting huge risks, costs, and intrusions on Californians, rather than relying on proven adaptation at a much lower cost and disruption.
Why We Should Celebrate Fossil Fuels on Earth Day
How human progress, and the use of fossil fuels, has made our environment cleaner and healthier.
Energy Talking Points on a Carbon Tax
A carbon tax would raise energy prices, make every American industry less competitive, and offshore our CO2 emissions to the countries that outcompete us.
Anti-fossil-fuel politicians, like Rep. Cori Bush, tried to discredit Alex Epstein’s Congressional testimony on energy security using 100% false personal attacks. They failed, and all such future attempts will fail.
The Real Meaning of Earth Hour
The lights of our cities and monuments are a symbol of human achievement, of what mankind has accomplished in rising from the cave to the skyscraper. Earth Hour presents the disturbing spectacle of people celebrating those lights being extinguished. Earth Hour symbolizes the renunciation of industrial civilization.
Property Rights in Space
A truly moral justification for property rights in space.
Capitalists on the Moon
The essence of Jacobin Magazine’s argument is that it isn’t fair that some get to enjoy things most of us can’t afford. If everyone can’t enjoy luxuries, then nobody should be allowed to. This is an example of what Ayn Rand called “hatred of the good for being the good.”
Doom is Still Coming: Three Errors Paul Ehrlich Keeps Making
In Ehrlich’s worldview, humanity only transgresses and can only cause harm. In Simon’s view, humanity takes primacy and the sources of its enrichment also repair many harms done to the environment, and eventually allows improvements.
Thankyou Elon Musk!
Elon Musk’s mistakes should be viewed in the context of his achievements. Musk has contributed to human flourishing not only by developing Tesla and SpaceX and co-founding Open AI. By taking over Twitter and shaking it up, he has exposed the government’s violations of free speech.
The Malthusian Contradiction
Specific resources are limited. There’s only so much oil, land and water. But resources, in general, are unlimited — or rather, limited only by human ingenuity.
Climate Change Activism as a Pretext to Abolishing Capitalism
To Anti-Capitalists, Climate Change Activism is Just a Pretext for an Authoritarian “Planned” Economy
The Case Against America’s Green Energy Policies
Compelling evidence of a better way to manage climate change.
The Dangers of Climate Change Groupthink
While the climate is a complex system and much of the scientific analysis is technical, acquiring first-hand knowledge of climate change and forming an independent view of it is essential.
President Biden Threatens Oil Companies with a Windfall Profits Tax—Again
Increasing taxes on oil company profits will just discourage investment in new production and raise prices higher, hurting American consumers even more.
Good News, the World Is Getting Better
We are incessantly told about disasters, whether the latest heat wave, flood, wildfire or storm. Yet, the data overwhelmingly show that over the last century, people have become much safer from all these weather events.
How Green Energy Will Become No Energy
America’s reckless green energy policies evaluated.
1970s Oil Shortages Not Caused By Oil Companies
The oil shortage was “manufactured” by the government, through price controls, not by the oil companies and their perfectly natural and praiseworthy desire to earn profits.
Biden Is Grasping at Straws to Counter OPEC Plus Oil Production Cuts
Biden is continuing with his anti-oil and gas policies that he began on his first day in office.
California Gasoline Prices Skyrocket Due to Gavin Newsom’s Policies
Gasoline prices in California are at record highs and more than $2.50 a gallon higher than the national average.