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Best podcasts about Alex Epstein

Latest podcast episodes about Alex Epstein

California Rebel Base with Steve Hilton
Ep. 41: Does the SoCal Oil spill really mean we should ban offshore drilling ft. Alex Epstein

California Rebel Base with Steve Hilton

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 43:31


Steve and Kristen chat with Alex Epstein, author of the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels about California's overreaction to the recent oil spill, why Nuclear energy is on the decline, and why it might be important to keep fossil fuels around.

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD
Is there a moral case for fossil fuels? With Alex Epstein

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 79:53


Alex Epstein is a philosopher who argues that “human flourishing” should be the guiding principle of industrial and environmental progress. He founded Center for Industrial Progress (CIP) in 2011 to offer a positive, pro-human alternative to the Green movement. Alex is also the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels (Penguin, 2014), a New York Times bestseller arguing that if we look at the whole picture, human flourishing requires that humanity use more fossil fuels not less. The book has been widely praised as the most persuasive argument ever made for our continuing use of fossil fuels, winning Epstein the “Most Original Thinker of 2014” award from The McLaughlin Group.    Time stamps: 0:10:59 Podcast begins with Alex Epstein 0:11:39 My take on the climate story 0:15:59 What does it mean to be "good for the climate?" 0:21:49 Ideally, we want to impact climate directly as humans 0:27:44 Go to: https://industrialprogress.com/ if interested in the release of Alex Epstein's book 0:28:29 Many of the climate arguments told to us are taken out of context 0:36:59 Elon Musk says we can make Mars livable, but a 2-degree warming of Earth will make our planet un-livable  0:39:44 Predictions from 50 years ago never came true 0:47:59 The problem with the term "climate change denyer" 0:54:54 The benefits of fossil fuels 1:00:54 The problem with solar and wind power 1:07:54 The clean energy standard goals from the current administration 1:15:29 Final points with Alex Epstein: let's think about a livable planet vs. an un-impacted planet 1:18:59 Where to find more of Alex Epstein   Sponsors: Heart & Soil: www.heartandsoil.co  White Oak Pastures: www.Whiteoakpastures.com, use code: CarnivoreMD for 10% off your first order Belcampo: www.belcampo.com use code: CarnivoreMD for 20% off your order BLUblox: https://blublox.cc/ CARNIVOREMD for 15% off Lets Get Checked: 20% off your order at www.TRYLGC.com/paul

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
The Pseudoscientific Smearing of Steve Koonin

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 52:15


On April 27th, physicist Steve Koonin, who worked in the Obama Administration's Department of Energy, published a challenge to climate catastrophism called “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, what It Doesn't, and Why It Matters.” While the climate catastrophe movement usually ignores criticisms, Koonin's scientific standing, plus the fact that the book became a major bestseller, made this harder to do. Unfortunately, climate catastrophists have still tried their best to ignore Koonin's arguments, and when they have engaged him it is through scientific smearing—such as an attack in Scientific American that consisted largely of ad hominems and attacking summaries of his book by a Washington Post columnist. On this week's episode of Power Hour, Steve Koonin joins Alex Epstein to discuss not only the smears but much of what has been happening in the climate conversation over the last 5 months, including: - The recent IPCC report—including the curious absence of key graphs, the use of "attribution studies," and the methodology used to make climate models "hotter" even though they have typically over predicted warming in the past. - The media's exaggerated portrayal of the recent IPCC report. - The positive reaction to Koonin's book. - What scientists have told Koonin behind the scenes. - Koonin's upcoming debates.

David Webb Show
Alex Epstein, President & Founder, and CEO of the Center for Industrial Progress (CIP)

David Webb Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 14:16


Alex Epstein joins the show to discuss Climate Change and The Infrastructure Bill.

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
Best-of Power Hour: Steve Koonin

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 57:12


This week's “Best-of Power Hour” features Alex Epstein's interview with physicist Steve Koonin, author of the blockbuster book Unsettled, with a new introduction in anticipation of their forthcoming interview on the next episode of Power Hour.

Stu Does America
Ep 337 | Bill Maher's Take on Afghanistan: Actually ... Coherent?! | Guest: Alex Epstein

Stu Does America

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 44:19


With the announcement of the final removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the official end of the war there, Stu is forced to come to an unenviable, and slightly unrelated, conclusion: Bill Maher was actually RIGHT about something this weekend. We'll let you know what it was. Then, author Alex Epstein joins the show to discuss an aspect of the Taliban that is (thankfully) not being taken too seriously ... YET. And that is: Where does the hostile invading force stand on climate change? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
How to create concise, retainable energy messaging

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 22:52


On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein shares what he's learned over the 18 months working with elected officials on how to create concise, retainable messaging, including: - How to link concise, retainable messages together. - What are the most important topics to cover? - The 8 types of messaging he uses most. - How to join Epstein's Energy Champions group.

The Tom Woods Show
Ep. 1950 Fossil Fuels and Human Flourishing: Alex Epstein vs. AOC

The Tom Woods Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 34:35


Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress joins me to discuss his recent congressional testimony regarding the energy situation in impoverished Puerto Rico, where progressives would make an already dire situation much worse. Sponsor:

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
Alaska's Governor Mike Dunleavy stands up for Alaska's right to develop

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 42:17


On this week's Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Mike Dunleavy, the outspoken governor of Alaska, about his state's fight to develop fossil fuels and other valuable resources. They cover a wide range of topics, including: - Alaska's virtually limitless potential for resource development - How Alaska gets (mis)treated as a place where no development should occur - How natives of Alaska benefit tremendously from resource development and are harmed by opposition to development - How the campaign against drilling in "the Arctic" harms Alaska and plays into the hands of Russia - How the rest of the country can help Alaska fight back

The
WiM035 – Energy, Money, and Philosophy with Alex Epstein

The "What is Money?" Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 160:12


Alex Epstein joins me for a deep conversation about fossil fuels, renewable energy, money, philosophy, history, and more.Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: https://nydig.com/GUESTAlex's twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexEpsteinAlex's Website: https://energytalkingpoints.com/CHANNELPodcast Website: https://whatismoneypodcast.com/Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-what-is-money-show/id1541404400Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/25LPvm8EewBGyfQQ1abIsE?si=wgVuY16XR0io4NLNo0A11A&nd=1RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/MLdpYXYITranscript:EPISODE00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:05 NYDIG00:01:22 The First Principles of Energy00:04:31 The Relationship Between Humans and Nature00:07:25 Pursuing What is Best for Humans00:11:54 The Intellectual Package Deal00:21:43 The 20th Century Left's Anti-Capitalist Propaganda00:29:03 Philosophical Utilitarians vs. The Individual Rights Perspective00:35:27 The Parallel Between Energy and Currency00:39:10 The Socially Objective Value and The Role of Government in Economics00:47:25 Bitcoin's Natural Resistance to Violence00:52:38 The Distortion of Money00:56:19 The Unspoken Costs of Alternative Sources of Energy01:05:57 Freedom of Competition01:14:42 The Philosophical Foundations of Economics01:18:42 The World Economic Forum Propaganda Against Property01:25:05 The Dominance of Fossil Fuel01:41:30 Sacrificing Humans to the Idea of an Impacted Climate01:50:02 Defining Sacrifice as The Surrender of Value01:58:50 The Disingenuousness of Human Motives02:03:47 Catastrophe Predictions02:05:21 Inflation and Taxation as Modern Forms of Servitude02:10:20 Fiat Currency: Costless Money02:14:27 The 100% Renewable Energy Fraud02:19:50 Power Purchase Agreements and The Grid Accounting Fraud02:24:02 The Climate Mastery Ability and Global Warming02:27:03 Are We Causing a Rate of Change that is Overly Disruptive?02:33:25 Capital Misallocation as an Anti-Human Viewpoint02:35:46 The Human Flourishing ProjectSOCIALBreedlove Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22WiM? Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatisMoneyShowLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breedlove22/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breedlove_22/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@breedlove22?lang=enAll My Current Work: https://linktr.ee/breedlove22​WRITTEN WORKMedium: https://breedlove22.medium.com/Substack: https://breedlove22.substack.com/WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: https://strike.me/breedlove22Sats via Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@Breedlove22Dollars via Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/RBreedloveDollars via Venmo: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=1784359925317632528The "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32843101&fan_landing=trueBITCOIN BUSINESSESUse Discount Code "Breedlove" for Bitcoin Custody w/ Casa: https://keys.casa/#plansBuy Bitcoin in a Retirement Account w/ DAIM: https://daimio.typeform.com/to/oU5OHXMZStack Sats with Swan Bitcoin: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/breedlove/Worldclass Bitcoin Financial Services: https://nydig.com/

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
Best-of Power Hour: Power Hungry with Robert Bryce

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 63:03


On this Best-of Power Hour, Alex Epstein takes us back to the first ever episode of Power Hour, featuring energy expert Robert Bryce. Alex will be appearing on Robert's Power Hungry podcast the week of August 2nd. Listen to this episode, then Robert's podcast, to see how the two have evolved over the last decade.

The Michael Berry Show
Sickening, Just Sickening | PM Show

The Michael Berry Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 71:02


Michael Berry exposes Dr. Anthony Fauci on his flip-flopping statements regarding vaccines and face masks; Alex Epstein, founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, joins the show to discuss his recent testimony before Congress about a coal mine in Puerto Rico; Christopher Bedford, senior editor at The Federalist, makes an appearance to talk about a recent article he wrote entitled "Why Saving Comedy Is So Crucial To Saving America"; Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Senior Fellow at the Veritas Center for Ethics and Public Life at Franciscan University, joins Berry to discuss his new book "10 Books That Screwed Up the World And 5 Others That Didn't Help"; Jennifer Stefano, Chief Strategist and Vice President at the Commonwealth Foundation, makes an appearance to talk about Critical Race Theory.

David Webb Show
Alex Epstein

David Webb Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 12:50


Alex Epstein joins the show to discuss Energy and Rising Oil Prices.

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast
Guest Episode: Power Hour w/ Alex Epstein

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 70:37


Saifedean's interview on Power Hour, hosted by Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, about how systematic government control--"fiat"--wreaks havoc in the realms, not just of currency, but of science, education, and energy.They cover:- How government control in the realm of ideas is treated as benign but is in fact incredibly dangerous.- The myth that leading universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford are "private."- What freedom of scientific inquiry looks like, and how it gave birth to the modern world.- Why much of today's "modeling" would not exist in a free market.- How the moral case for fossil fuels is taking hold in the Bitcoin community.

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast
72. Guest Episode: Power Hour w/ Alex Epstein

The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 70:37


Saifedean's interview on Power Hour, hosted by Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, about how systematic government control--"fiat"--wreaks havoc in the realms, not just of currency, but of science, education, and energy.They cover:- How government control in the realm of ideas is treated as benign but is in fact incredibly dangerous.- The myth that leading universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford are "private."- What freedom of scientific inquiry looks like, and how it gave birth to the modern world.- Why much of today's "modeling" would not exist in a free market.- How the moral case for fossil fuels is taking hold in the Bitcoin community.

Ayn Rand Institute Live!
Perspectives on Pursuing an Intellectual Career | 2nd Panel Q&A

Ayn Rand Institute Live!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 20:14


As a professional intellectual or an “intellectual professional,” there is a wide variety of possible avenues for advancing Objectivism in your professional work. In this session, a panel of distinguished speakers from a variety of professional backgrounds talks about their work and careers. Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, is Chair of the Forum for Intellectual Property at the Hudson Institute, and is affiliated with several other think tanks and policy organizations. He is a nationally recognized expert on intellectual property policy. His research has been relied on by the Supreme Court, by lower federal courts, and by federal agencies, and he has been invited five times to testify before the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives on patent legislation. Larry Salzman is the Litigation Director at Pacific Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm dedicated to advancing the principles of individual rights and limited government through law. He leads PLF's attorneys in developing and litigating cases involving property rights, economic freedom, free speech, equality, and the constitutional separation of powers. He is also a graduate of ARI's Objectivist Academic Center. Dr. Robert Mayhew, a member of ARI's board of directors, teaches philosophy at Seton Hall University. He is the author or editor of seven books in his area of specialization, ancient philosophy (most recently "Aristotle's Lost Homeric Problems"), and author or editor of ten books related to Ayn Rand and Objectivism. Alex Epstein is a philosopher and energy expert who argues that “human flourishing” should be the guiding principle of industrial and environmental progress. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels".

Ayn Rand Institute Live!
Alex Epstein | Perspectives on Pursuing an Intellectual Career

Ayn Rand Institute Live!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 17:23


As a professional intellectual or an “intellectual professional,” there is a wide variety of possible avenues for advancing Objectivism in your professional work. In this session, Alex Epstein talks about his work and career. Mr. Epstein is a philosopher and energy expert who argues that “human flourishing” should be the guiding principle of industrial and environmental progress. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels".

Sin Complejos
Lo que hay que leer: La cuestión moral de los combustibles fósiles

Sin Complejos

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 8:32


Mario Noya nos recomienda el libro "La cuestión moral de los combustibles fósiles" de Alex Epstein. 

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
How to Bring About a Renaissance in Puerto Rico

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 61:21


Recorded in advance of Alex Epstein's headline-making Congressional testimony about Puerto Rico, Alex Epstein interviews Yaron Brook, Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute and a Puerto Rico resident, about how to bring about a renaissance in Puerto Rico. Brook explains: - Why he moved to Puerto Rico - The parallels between Puerto Rico and Hong Kong - How Puerto Rican policy punishes native Puerto Ricans - Puerto Rico's horrific electricity grid - Cultural challenges in Puerto Rico Toward the end of the episode, Brook discusses his new projects and Alex shares his formula for reframing the conversation in new fields.

The Human Flourishing Project
Episode 98: How to not be tired

The Human Flourishing Project

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 16:05


Alex Epstein discusses how he is able to work long hours while rarely feeling tired or fatigued. He identifies four ways others can have the same experience: 1. Develop deep nighttime empathy with “morning guy” 2. Discover and liberally utilize “inevitable rejuvenation practices” 3. Separate proactive and reactive time 4. Cultivate a love of working energized and a hatred of working while tired

Bitcoin Fixes This
Bitcoin Fixes This #49: Fossil Fuels with Alex Epstein

Bitcoin Fixes This

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 64:23


Alex Epstein is the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, philosopher and Bitcoiner. In this episode Alex talks about fossil fuels, the philosophy behind wanting to eliminate them and the very narrow range of solutions that are bandied about as if they're the only choice. Alex also tells us why a lot of green policies are suspect and why energy is important for human flourishing.

Wake Up Podcast
Ep 44 Alex Epstein, Energy, Fossil Fuels & Human Flourishing. Wake Up Podcast

Wake Up Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 95:33


On Episode 44, I'm pleased to host Alex Epstein. Philosopher, energy expert, author of the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, founder of the centre for industrial progress. We get into a whole lot of philosophy on this episode and wrap it up with a discussion about energy. We take a deep dive into the psychology of the green movement and the anti-human movement. Why are we packaging the anti-human with the positive elements of sustainability We discuss objectivism and Ayn Rand's work. The jungle, the concrete jungle & the garden. The moral case for Fossil Fuels. At a high level. Energy density Environmental Damage done with renewables Average rate of return for energy input into renewables Energy independence with “renewables”. Myth or fact? Self sufficiency with fossil fuels. How ? Efficiency with fossil fuel innovation What do we need to work on? We didn't get into where nuclear fits in, but you'll get the picture. I took a moment to tie Bitcoin to energy (because it IS energy money), and make clear that in tying money to unforgeable energy, we root it in physical laws and therefore make impossible the waste, capital and innovation misallocation that's the real core issue in the world today. This is why bitcoin fixes this. Follow Alex's work at: https://energtytalkingpoints.com @AlexEpstein on twitter/ Check out his book on Amazon; “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”. It's a must read. ____________________________________ Thanks again for listening. Subscribe on YouTube, Anchor, Spotify: https://anchor.fm/wakeuppod https://www.youtube.com/c/WakeUpPod You can follow my work at: - Twitter & IG @GhostOfSvetski / @AleksSvetski - Mastodon & Clubhouse @Svetski - Medium: https://svetski.medium.com More coming soon!

Bitcoin Rapid-Fire
Developing a Rational Perspective on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change w/ Alex Epstein

Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 64:20


Alex Epstein is philosopher, and the author of 'The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels'.   I've appreciated Alex's work in helping to bring balance to the discourse around climate change, and in particular the role played by fossil fuels in that dynamic.   The narrative around fossil fuels and climate change has become so ingrained in our culture, that if you question it, you are often ridiculed, derided, or labeled a 'denier'.  I appreciate that Alex is willing to take the criticism so that we all may hear what he has to say, and hopefully develop a more truthful perspective on the matter.   Enjoy!   --   More from Alex:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AlexEpstein YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/ImproveThePlanet WEBSITE: https://industrialprogress.com  More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire  If you're in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I've ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0  If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.

The Human Flourishing Project
Episode 97: The Wisdom of Effortless

The Human Flourishing Project

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 21:01


Alex Epstein discusses Greg McKeown's new book Effortless, how Alex had benefited from the chapters on Rest and Pace, and how separating proactive and reactive time can make the principles of Effortless even more effortless.

Stephan Livera Podcast
SLP282 Alex Epstein - Why Bitcoiners Should Reframe The Energy Debate & Own Their Energy Use

Stephan Livera Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 63:36


Where are some Bitcoiners going wrong in their thinking and arguments about energy? Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, and energy policy commentator joins me to talk about energy use, and why we’re not thinking about it clearly. We chat: The benefits of energy and fossil fuels More energy use is good! Renewables are really just unreliables Reframing the conversation Links: Twitter: @AlexEpstein Site: Energytalkingpoints.com Site: Industrialprogress.com Sponsors: Swan Bitcoin Hodl Hodl Lend Compass Mining Unchained Capital (code LIVERA) CypherSafe (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA) Stephan Livera links: Show notes and website Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast Patreon @stephanlivera

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
Climate Scientocracy

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 58:49


Alex Epstein interviews Dr. Patrick Michaels, climate scientist and policy expert, on how today’s climate “scientocracy”—the heavily government-funded and government-influenced field of climate science—works. While those outside the field of climate science tend to think of it as consisting of independent researchers, free to pursue the truth wherever it leads them, Michaels argues that our climate scientocracy makes this impossible. During the interview, Michaels answers questions including: - How has government transformed climate research during Michaels’s career? - How does government impact what research gets done? - How does academic research get communicated with the general public? - How do “consensus” statements come to be? For more on how government distorts science, see Dr. Michaels’s book Scientocracy.

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
The many myths of "energy transition"

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 58:22


On this week's Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Terry Etam, an energy industry veteran who is one of the savviest energy analysts today. They debunk the claim that the world is going through a rapid "energy transition" away from fossil fuels by discussing many energy realities, including: - China's fossil fueled dominance of "green energy" - China's, Russia's, and India's plan to use more fossil fuel going forward - How California is "transitioning" to more and more blackouts - How Ontario's "transition" led to skyrocketing electricity prices - How Canada's "transition" is a senseless sacrifice of Canadian prosperity and security - How the same anti-human-impact forces that oppose fossil fuels also oppose the mining necessary for solar, wind, and batteries

Cash Flow Connections - Real Estate Podcast
E306 - Anti-Science Claims About COVID & The Environment

Cash Flow Connections - Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 49:47


Today, we are joined by Alex Epstein who is the Founder of Center for Industrial Progress, the  Cofounder of Thoughtful Community, and the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. Alex has dedicated a significant part of his career to helping people see a more holistic view the discussion about global warming and climate science. Particularly, Alex has brought attention to the reality that as human beings get more access to fossil fuels, the environment gets significantly safer for them. Deaths from floods, storms, droughts, wildfires, and extreme temperatures has plummeted 96%+ over the last 100 years, and yet, that data point is completely missing from the discussion on climate change. In this episode, we are going to discuss… What can we learn from 2020 as it relates to identifying anti-science claims in the media? Will the government response to COVID create a pathway for a rollback of fossil fuels? What is the future of the climate discussion? His book “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”: Click Here  Moral Case for Fossil Fuels Data: Click Here Energy Talking Points: Click Here The Human Flourishing Project: Click Here Thoughtful Community: Click Here His mailing list: Click Here Interested in investing in ATMs? Check out our webinar.   Please note that investing in private placement securities entails a high degree of risk, including illiquidity of the investment and loss of principal. Please refer to the subscription agreement for a discussion of risk factors. Tired of scrambling for capital?  Check out our new FREE webinar -  How to Ensure You Never Scramble for Capital Again (The 3 Capital-Raising Secrets). Click Here to register.   CFC Podcast Facebook Group Interested in getting Mentored by Hunter Thompson? Click here to apply for our CFC Mentorship Program. Interested in joining the #1 mastermind for elite capital raisers? Click here to apply.  

The Secular Foxhole
Interview with Don Watkins

The Secular Foxhole

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 51:10


Today, we interviewed https://www.donswriting.com (Don Watkins), author of https://www.amazon.com/Rooseveltcare-Social-Security-Sabotaging-Self-Reliance/dp/0979466172/ (RooseveltCare: How Social Security is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance) about his book and forthcoming projects. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolat_(2000_film) (Chocolat) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benevolent_and_Protective_Order_of_Elks (Elks Lodge) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_Order_of_America (Vasa order of America) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Epstein_(American_writer) (Alex Epstein) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Freedom_Day (Tax Freedom Day) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton_window (Overton window) Episode 19 (51 minutes) was recorded at 9 PM CET, on April 2, 2021, with https://ringr.com/ego (Ringr app). Support this podcast

Modern Wisdom
#324 - Alex Epstein - Can Fossil Fuels Save The World?

Modern Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 89:39


Alex Epstein is an energy theorist, the founder and president of the Center for Industrial Progress and an author. During any discussion about fossil fuels, the focus only ever seems to be on the negative side effects, but what about the positives? Alex believes that we need more, not less fossil fuels to improve global human flourishing, and today he makes his case. Expect to learn why solar & wind energy can't fix our energy problems, how nuclear plants have become so demonised, why Alex thinks that climate change activists fundamentally hate humanity, his views on Extinction Rebellion, why fossil fuels reduce environmental catastrophes and much more... Sponsors: Get 20% discount on the highest quality CBD Products from Pure Sport at https://puresportcbd.com/modernwisdom (use code: MW20) Get 83% discount & 3 months free from Surfshark VPN at https://surfshark.deals/MODERNWISDOM (use code MODERNWISDOM) Extra Stuff: Buy The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels - https://amzn.to/2QyDkeE Follow Alex on Twitter - https://twitter.com/AlexEpstein  Get my free Ultimate Life Hacks List to 10x your daily productivity → https://chriswillx.com/lifehacks/ To support me on Patreon (thank you): https://www.patreon.com/modernwisdom - Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast Email: modernwisdompodcast@gmail.com

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
Alex Epstein Congressional testimony and Q&A, May 19, 2021

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 66:35


On May 19, 2021, Alex Epstein testified in front of the House Natural Resources committee and answered numerous questions. This video features his testimony and Q&A, plus the backstory of the hearing and Alex’s answers to follow-up questions by Representative Lauren Boebert.

The Human Flourishing Project
Episode 96: How lucky we are to be alive right now

The Human Flourishing Project

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 20:42


Alex Epstein discusses how to appreciate the many great things that exist today that didn't exist even in the recent past.

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
How Climate Science Gets Distorted

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 64:15


On this week's Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews economist Ross McKittrick, famous for debunking Michael Mann's once-ubiquitous "hockey stick," about how climate science gets distorted--so that what the public hears about climate science is a wild exaggeration of what most climate scientists actually believe. McKittrick explains: - How the "hockey stick" became ubiquitous despite widespread concerns about its (in)validity. - The real track record of climate models. - Why climate economists are coming under attack for rejecting climate catastrophism. - Why climate catastrophists face a reckoning over the next 10 years. - What we can expect from the UN IPCC's upcoming AR 6. - Why we almost never discuss the benefits of fossil fuels, including their role in driving progress.

The Human Flourishing Project
Episode 95: The joy of security

The Human Flourishing Project

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 21:43


Alex Epstein discusses his equation for "time security"--expected resources outstrip current commitments + expected threats--and how keeping this equation positive has an enormous impact on happiness.

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
Brent Bennett on the physics of energy progress and the politics of Texas electricity

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 56:58


On this week's Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Brent Bennett, a materials scientist by training and Policy Director of Life:Powered. In the first half of the interview, Brent shares how his background in physics and materials science has informed his views on the future of energy. In the second half, he summarizes the politics of Texas electricity--before, during, and after the recent mass-blackouts. Some of the specific topics covered include: - Alex's analogy between drug addicts and "renewable" power sources. - How Moore's Law is not a physical law, and how treating it that way distorts thinking about batteries. - The limitations of batteries given existing physics knowledge. - The proper relationship between physics and economics, and how today's politicians invert it. - How Texas did not have enough electricity generation to avoid rolling blackouts even if zero natural gas and coal plants had gone down. - Why today's Texas electricity "market" is totally unfair to reliable producers of electricity. - What reforms are needed to make Texas electricity "markets" fair and reliable. - How large financial institutions and tech companies are advocating policies that double down on unreliable electricity when Texas desperately needs reliable electricity. - The powerful lobbyists that shape Texas electricity policy.

The Rubin Report
A Green New Deal Warning: Bjorn Lomborg, Alex Epstein, Benji Backer | ROUNDTABLE

The Rubin Report

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 33:09


Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Bjorn Lomborg, Alex Epstein, and Benji Backer about the Green New Deal. They discuss why it is poorly designed environmental policy and won’t deliver on the promise of green jobs. The green economy is another utopia being pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Ed Markey, and progressive Democrats that won’t solve climate change. Instead, our guests argue that various plans to replace fossil fuels with inefficient and expensive renewable energy could actually make life worse for the poorest among us. They will also discuss how unrelated issues like racial justice have been packaged into climate policy and the importance of separating politics from science. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
Obama administration physicist explains why climate catastrophism is unscientific

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 55:05


On this week's Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Steve Koonin, a highly accomplished physicist and author of the new bestselling book "Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't and Why It Matters" In 2014, Koonin, who had worked in the Obama administration, began to question climate catastrophism when he led a panel of physicists assessing the current state of climate science. In his new book he summarizes what he regards as the actual state of climate science--which does not support claims of climate catastrophe at all. In this interview, Koonin discusses: - His conclusion that "Humans exert a growing, but physically small, warming influence on the climate." - Why "The net economic impact of human-induced climate change will be minimal through at least the end of this century." - Why "Government and UN press releases and summaries do not accurately reflect" scientific research reports. - How the US National Climate Assessment manipulated data to create an extreme heat pattern in the US that doesn't exist. - Why "the working scientists are often embarrassed by the way the IPCC winds up describing the state of the science." - Why "many of the senior climate scientists think that by the time now we've gotten to the sixth [IPCC] assessment report, it's no longer the A team that is preparing the reports." - How Koonin's career has enabled him to do a deep dive both into climate science and into energy economics. - The private response Koonin has gotten from other scientists. - What Koonin thinks of Bill Gates's book ("I think Bill wrote a pretty good energy book...but I think Bill's discussion of the climate is wrong and I would relish the chance to point out to him at some point.") - Why Koonin is eager to debate any climate scientists who disagree with him.

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
China’s Power Play

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 56:39


On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews John or of Climate Discussion Nexus, about how the green energy movement is weakening free countries like the United States and increasing Communist China’s odds of achieving its goal of being the world superpower by 2049. They discuss: - John’s excellent video The Red-Green Menace - China’s openly stated goal of world superpower status - China’s continuing embrace of fossil fuels - How US “green energy” is inferior energy produced largely by Communist China using fossil fuels - How the corporate world plays into China’s hands - How US companies should stand up to climate catastrophism - The virtues of speaking the unpopular truth - How John debunked the 97% consensus myth

The Human Flourishing Project
Best-of: The three ingredients of relaxed productivity (with bonus content)

The Human Flourishing Project

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 26:35


On this best-of-HFP, Alex Epstein discusses the three ingredients of relaxed productivity—inevitably productive processes, high-altitude planning, and real rejuvenation—along with one poison: focus-destroyers. This version features a new introduction in which Alex talks more about his recent experience with inevitably productive processes.

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
Why "the armchair economist is "not an environmentalist"

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 51:13


On this week's Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews economist Steven Landsburg, professor of economics at The University of Rochester, about how economics can help us understand many realms--including today's "religion of environmentalism." They discuss: - How Landsburg's popular book The Armchair Economist came about. - Why Landsburg regards "people respond to incentives" as the foundation of economics. - How understanding incentives makes sense of seemingly counterintuitive outcomes, such as recycling programs leading to fewer trees. - How understanding economics could have vastly improved vaccine distribution in the US. - The science of ecology vs. the religion of ecology. - How human beings ability to adapt to climate changes is largely ignored in today's discussions--and why economists don't speak up about it. - How "environmentalists" treat their personal preferences as morally superior to others' preferences. - Landsburg's economics-based approach to species extinction.

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
The Roots of the Green New Deal

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 62:40


On this week's Power Hour, Alex Epstein discusses the policy platform known as the Green New Deal with Marc Morano, author of the new book "Green Fraud: Why The Green New Deal is Worse Than You Think." They focus on the roots of the Green New Deal--Marc, its historical and political roots, Alex, it's philosophical roots--which both believe are key to successfully opposing it and advocating a positive alternative. Some of the topics they cover are: - How Marc became skeptical of the modern environmental movement. - What UN climate conferences are really like--lavish parties, exotic locations, impressive carbon footprints. - How Marc was once kicked out of a climate conference and literally thrown in the middle of the desert. - Why Marc features EnergyTalkingPoints.com so prominently in his new book. - What we can learn from the great economics teacher Walter Williams. - Alex's views on the three levels of reframing the energy and climate conversation. - Where the Green New Deal came from. - How the Green New Deal is part of the current administration's plans. - The wide-ranging, totalitarian scope of the Green New Deal. - How Covid lockdowns are encouraging advocates of a totalitarian Green New Deal.

The Human Flourishing Project
Episode 94: Dynamic, handwritten journaling

The Human Flourishing Project

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 19:04


Alex Epstein discusses how the handwriting experience of the modern iPad makes possible an unprecedented form of journaling that can make your reflections on life far more effective.

Tales from the Crypt
#238: Green energy jobs fraud, unreliable renewables, climate catastrophe, and controllable electricity with Alex Epstein

Tales from the Crypt

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 69:13


Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Epstein, Author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, to discuss: - Green energy jobs v. oil jobs - Subsidies driving energy prices higher - Using fraud as a heuristic to question the anti-energy movement - Developing our environment to protect from climate - "Climate catastrophe" - Why not nuclear? - Moralizing energy conversion - Bitcoin and energy - much more Follow Alex on Twitter Check out The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels Shoutout to this week's sponsors. Cash App. Start #stackingsats today. Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $10 and contribute $10 to OWLS Lacrosse when you download the app. Lend at Hodl Hodl is a new non-custodial bitcoin backed lending platform, that allows peer to peer lending and borrowing between users, globally, anonymously & on your own terms. Create you offers & set your own terms on lend.hodlhodl.com Compass Mining. Compass wants to democratize bitcoins hashrate and give everyone the ability to strengthen the network while mining bitcoin profitably. Thanks to Compass, it’s never been easier to mine bitcoin. Check them out at compassmining.io Braiins. Braiins are leaders in the mining industry; running Slush Pool, creating firmware to make miners more profitable (Braiins OS+), and building out Stratum V2 to help further decentralize mining and make Bitcoin more robust. Check out their mining profitability calculator.

The Human Flourishing Project
Episode 93: How to identify your best practices and bad practices

The Human Flourishing Project

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 25:24


Alex Epstein discusses several ways to identify easy-to-implement best practices that will improve our lives, and easy-to-eliminate bad practices that are unnecessarily undercutting our lives.

Power Hour with Alex Epstein
"Steps toward decriminalizing nuclear" with Robert Hargraves

Power Hour with Alex Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 52:46


On this week's Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Robert Hargraves on the topic of how to decriminalize nuclear energy so it can provide low-cost, reliable, ultra-clean energy for billions of people. Hargraves is cofounder of ThorCon and author of "Thorium: Energy Cheaper Than Coal." They cover topics including: - Why since the creation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) over 45 years ago not one nuclear power plant has been designed and built to completion. - Why the Linear no Threshold (LNT) approach guiding the NRC should be abolished. - What ALARA is, and how it increases nuclear costs. - Why South Korea builds nuclear plants at 1/3 US costs. - Should the NRC exist at all?

Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw
What Happened in Texas, with Alex Epstein and Robert Bryce

Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 70:37


Alex Epstein and Robert Bryce join us to examine the truth about what went wrong with the Texas power grid this week. Alex Epstein is the founder of Center for Industrial Progress, co-founder of Thoughtful.community, writer at EnergyTalkingPoints.com, and the author of "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels." Follow him on Twitter at @AlexEpstein. Robert Bryce is host of The Power Hungry podcast and a visiting fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. He is the author of six best-selling, critically acclaimed books on American energy, including "Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron" and "A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations." He is the creator of the documentary "Juice: How Electricity Explains The World." Follow him on Twitter at @pwrhungry.

The Michael Berry Show
Alex Epstein

The Michael Berry Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 26:32


Alexander Joseph Epstein is an American author, energy theorist, and industrial policy pundit. He is the founder and president of the Center for Industrial Progress

The Glenn Beck Program
We Are NOT the Extremists | Guests: Alex Epstein & Mark Meckler | 2/16/21

The Glenn Beck Program

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 123:37


Glenn and Pat are back in the studio after Texas froze over. Will Puerto Rico become a state soon? Democrats are now calling for a “white nationalism task force” and “9/11-style commission” on the Capitol riot. Center for Industrial Progress founder Alex Epstein joins to discuss the real problem with Texas’ power grid and what it teaches us about “unreliable” green energy. The Left likes to call conservatives “extremists” while they’re the ones leaving the Constitution behind. Parler’s interim CEO, Mark Meckler, joins to talk Parler’s return to the internet and what still lies ahead. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is finally being blasted for his nursing home scandal, and his response is nothing but blame-shifting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Glenn Beck Program
Best of The Program | Guests: Alex Epstein & Mark Meckler | 2/16/21

The Glenn Beck Program

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 45:25


Glenn and Pat are back in the studio after Texas froze over. Will Puerto Rico become a state soon? Center for Industrial Progress founder Alex Epstein joins to discuss the real problem with Texas’ power grid and what it teaches us about “unreliable” green energy. Parler’s interim CEO, Mark Meckler, joins to talk Parler’s return to the internet and what still lies ahead for the company and the future of free speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ben Greenfield Fitness
Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the “Dominion Mandate”.

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2020 97:55


bengreenfieldfitness.com/shadeofgreen Let's face it: Christians don't seem to be very good environmentalists. We have been shockingly bad at using our Bibles and our brains when it comes to conservation and the environment. Unhinged environmentalism is not the answer, but neither are ignorance and apathy. It's time for something different, and my guest on today's podcast - Dr. Gordon Wilson - feels that Christian responsibility for the natural world goes back to the very beginning, when God commanded us to "fill the earth and subdue it." This so-called "Dominion Mandate" is an authoritative alternative to both environmental activists and to those who think "conservation" is a word progressives made up. So what does "dominion" mean for us, living in a world of constant reports about impending global meltdown; of oils spills, pollution, and strip-mining; of extinction threats both real and imagined? Gordon and his new book  contains a compelling Christian approach to biodiversity, conservation and other environmental issues, offering solutions and correcting errors while teaching us how to give thanks for and rule over all of creation. is currently a Senior Fellow of Natural History at . Before coming to NSA he was a faculty member at Liberty University from 1991 2003.  He has also taught on a part-time basis at the University of Idaho and Lynchburg College. Gordon received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University in 2003, and also earned his M.S. in Entomology (1989) and B.S. in Education/Biology (1984) at the University of Idaho. He has published his dissertation research on the reproductive ecology of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina Carolina) in Southeastern Naturalist and The Herpetological Bulletin. He regularly writes popular natural history articles for Answers Magazine and has recently published a biology textbook called . He is also the narrator of a two part nature documentary series called by the same name. During this discussion, you'll discover: Opening remarks from Ben -How we've lost our perception of the intelligence of plants...10:00 by Stephen Buhner Christianity began process of removing sacred intelligence of all life after the fall of the Roman Empire "Dominion mandate" Nature is created by God for people; views creation as a mere resource rather than part of the creation Protestantism reduced sacredness to only Jesus Eastern Orthodox Christianity Movement within Christianity to renew an understanding of the sacred elements of the planet Human inventions has limitations: design flaws, human biases, etc. Reductionism: we examine systems by taking them apart This is not sufficient to fully understand the planet -Biophilia, and perceiving all of nature with the emotional bond we have with family and pets...14:30 by Stephen Buhner Loss of biophilia aggravated by: Not growing up in nature leads to a lack of appreciation for it The idea that Earth and nature is not "alive" Public school curriculum by and large have this loss of biophilia by David Orr Television has deleteriously affected imagination, creativity, storytelling, dreaming Television is to dreaming what junk food is to real food We've lost our connection to the sacredness of the universe with the advent of modern media and technology Two barriers to our understanding of our environment: Indoor television (video games to a lesser extent) Reductionistic scientism in a public school scenario Indigenous peoples will say their understanding of plants and plant medicine came from the plants themselves Ayahuasca supposedly revealed to people by the plants themselves Christians and scientists should spend more time in nature and perceive the sacred intelligence in plants Interview with Gordon Wilson -Life as a biologist and a Christian...35:25 Being a creationist is tantamount to being a heretic in the biology field at large (evolution is the cardinal doctrine) Wanted to learn the theory of evolution the way it was taught to prove he knew what they believed This approach more or less assuaged any animosity that may have existed between himself and his peers, superiors, etc. University deans and what not feared losing federal funding because a creationist is merely speaking, even if it's not his own views by John Ashton Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur were notable biologists who held to the creationist theory of the world -The pressing need Gordon saw in writing his book...43:15 Two contrarian views within the Christian community: Use of resources with little concern for the future Being influenced by environmentalist propaganda, governmental overreach, etc. Understanding God's "mind" in creating the world, life on it, etc. What is the Christian's proper use of creation within that context Humans as "image bearers" are tasked with preserving and enhancing the environment Gordon wanted the book to be readable and enjoyable for all -The "dominion mandate": What it is and what it has to do with environmentalism...47:00 "God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.'" You can't have dominion over things that don't exist It's not for us to choose which creatures are useful and which are not "Rule" over creatures is not a tyranny Christ the head of the church, to present the church as a spotless bride; the church is to be beautified by his headship Dominion can be beautiful or bad, depending on the mindset of the one to whom authority is given Parable of the talents () -Common stereotypes among Christians when it comes to the environment...54:05 Anti-Green Andy: the environment is there for the taking, little concern for the future Apathetic April: Goes to church, gives zero purposeful thought to the environment at all Pre-Mil Pete: Christ is coming any day, so we shouldn't concern ourselves with the state of the planet; evangelize, evangelize, evangelize Green Greta: Loves the environment, but has drunk the secular, progressive Kool-Aid -The ideal "stereotype" of an environmentally-conscious Christian...59:45 William Wilberforce founded the first animal rights organization in England Work within your own sphere of influence Gordon's book is not a "how-to" guide, but an instruction in principles Guiding principles: Love God, Love thy neighbor (The Golden Rule) "A righteous man has regard for his beast." Animals should not suffer because we're lazy Make your home beautiful with plants If it's ugly, don't do it, even if it doesn't cause a huge tragedy Not polluting the air Comply with regulations because it's right, not simply to be in compliance Working at turning around the Titanic Government mandates may not be necessary if more people take a conscious mindset toward the environment -How fossil fuels have been unnecessarily demonized...1:09:05 More an indictment on "green" or "alternative" energy CO2 is not an "evil gas" There are healthy and unhealthy emissions Alternative energies are prohibitively expensive, but made affordable because of government subsidies Nuclear energy has received a similarly bad rap by Alex Epstein by Michael Shellenberger -Concerns over the ability to feed a growing world population...1:14:53 Alarmist projections have not come to pass Humans do not behave like animals (caring capacity); we're innovators Some parts of the world are encouraging younger people to have more children Regenerative farming is key to sustainability in the food supply Can't expect all problems to be solved overnight -Practical and moral ways to affect lasting change in the environment...1:23:00 "Christian conservationist" rather than an "environmentalist" Easy to become self-righteous by having certain practices that promote the environment Encourage innovation among the producers, versus guilting the consumer The solution to environmental problems is the solution to sin by Francis Schaeffer textbook by Dr. Gordon Wilson -And much more... Resources from this episode: - :  by Gordon Wilson textbook by Dr. Gordon Wilson - Podcasts: - Other resources: by Stephen Buhner by David Orr by John Ashton by Alex Epstein by Michael Shellenberger by Francis Schaeffer Episode sponsors: - - - - - - Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Gordon Wilson or me? Leave your comments at  and one of us will reply!