Sunday, September 09, 2012

Alex Epstein on How Coal Improves Our Environment

By Diana Hsieh

On August 21st, Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress gave the opening keynote at the American Coal Council conference.

I was particularly impressed with his discussion of how to make the positive case for coal, particularly why merely attacking the anti-industry environmentalist critics of coal is insufficient and unpersuasive. The same, obviously, applies to any kind of activism: merely attacking your opponents doesn't change the minds of critics.

Here's the talk: How Coal Improves Our Environment:



I'll be interviewing Alex on this very topic -- of how the energy industry improves our lives -- on the September 12th episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. I hope that you'll tune in!

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