Another corporate hero: Exxon Mobil fights back for free speech

Many oil companies succumb to the pressure from environmental activists and the media and join the fight against ‘climate change,’ or at least make...

Why business should care about free speech

I am reading a freshly published book, Defending Free Speech, a collection of essays edited by Steve Simpson and published by the Ayn Rand...

Why be moral? Your life depends on it!

To say that many people are confused about morality is an understatement. Yet, our lives depend on getting morality right. As an example of...

Ethics of energy

Energy companies, particularly those producing fossil fuels—oil, natural gas, coal—are under attack by the environmentalists and their sympathizers in the media. It is one...

Immoral government: “phasing out” fossil fuels

I thought of writing a post to defend the producers of the Canadian oil sands against yet another celebrity attack, after Jane Fonda flew...

Defending oil pipelines: Why pursuing ‘social license’ is futile

Environmentalists, led by New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), have launched a campaign against the TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Energy East pipeline. Energy East...

Leonardo DiCaprio, climate change and “corporate greed”

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos has again attracted politicians, environmental activists, and celebrities to pontificate about how to save the world—of which...

Corporate leaders: seekers of climate change salvation?

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has predicted that climate change will lead to a financial catastrophe—unless corporate leaders start taking the risks of...

Capitalism versus the climate?

In her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, environmentalist Naomi Klein advocates a ban on fossil fuels and a statist utopia...

“I Love Fossil Fuels”

My new t-shirt (bought from the Center of Industrial Progress e-store) has “I Love Fossil Fuels” printed on the front. I do love...

The moral case for fossil fuels: Alex Epstein’s important new book

I am writing from Kauai, HI, while on a vacation, bracing myself for grading students’ term papers next week. Before humans discovered fossil fuels,...

Appeasing “stakeholders:” How not to deal with corporate critics

A few months ago I announced the “Corporate Appeasement Award” for Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee shop chain that caved in under an environmentalist-orchestrated...