Why Is America So Rich?

The United States is the world’s most prosperous economy. It’s been that way for so long — over a hundred years — that we take it for granted. But how did it happen? There are many answers, of course. One is that the United States values the free market over government control of the economy. […]

Are Electric Cars Really Green?

Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don’t burn any gasoline at all. […]

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

What if I told you that someone had developed an energy source that could help us solve our biggest environmental challenges, purify our water and air, make our cities and homes more sanitary, and keep us safe from potential catastrophic climate change? What if I also told you that this energy source was cheap, plentiful, […]

Why Private Investment Works & Govt. Investment Doesn’t

In 2011, a solar power company called Solyndra declared bankruptcy. A company going bankrupt is not news. But Solyndra was not just any company. Its biggest “investor” was the federal government which had given it $500 million dollars. That was news. But, really, it shouldn’t have been. If history is any guide, it was quite […]

Pragerpedia: Facts at Your Fingertips

*Text sound* When engaging in political discussions with your leftist friends, *Text Sound* *Text sound* it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Now you can be. With the new Pragerpedia app, you can refute leftist talking points with a click of a button. Swipe left or right for a random display of the most […]

Why You Should Love Fossil Fuel

Every year on Earth Day, we’re supposed to reflect on all the ways we’ve made the planet worse. But what if we try something different? What if we reflect on all the ways we’ve made the planet better? Try this thought experiment: Imagine that we transported someone from three hundred years ago, at the very […]

Where Your Electricity Comes From

When you turn on the lights in your house or plug in your smartphone charger or even charge your electric car, do you know where your power is coming from? Electricity is something we don’t think about very often until we don’t have it or the cost of it goes way up. In the United […]

Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy?

Are wind and solar power the answer to our energy needs? There’s a lot of sun and a lot of wind. They’re free. They’re clean. No CO2 emissions. So, what’s the problem? Why do solar and wind combined provide less than 2% of the world’s energy? To answer these questions, we need to understand what […]

The Truth about CO2

What are two of the dirtiest words in the English language? Well, if you’re concerned with Global Warming as so many people are these days, the answer is obvious. The two words are “Carbon Dioxide.” Or as it is known by its chemical symbol — CO2. One atom of carbon and two atoms of oxygen. […]