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The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Libertarian calendar for December

December 2
Washington, DC

Education that works

National Geographic, Grosvenor Auditorium
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

AEI’s exclusive Vision Talks series convenes America’s leading scholars, thinkers, and practitioners to offer fresh perspectives on key areas of policy and public debate. These talks will be filmed and disseminated as standalone videos, such as Robert Doar’s “What works in helping the poor?” talk.

In the United States, we think of education as the key to equal opportunity. But while spending on education is higher than ever, student achievement — particularly for disadvantaged students — has not kept pace.

Myriad government efforts to improve educational attainment have shown mixed results at best. Is conventional thought on reforming education misguided? Is there a better way to foster excellence? What can parents, educators, and citizens do about it, and how can they make an effective case for change?

Please join us for four concise talks on why America needs to rethink education, what that thinking looks like in practice, and how compelling communication can turn ideas into action.
This event will not be live streamed.

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5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Vision Talks:
Arthur C. Brooks, AEI
Howard Fuller, Marquette University
Kaya Henderson, District of Columbia Public Schools
Frederick M. Hess, AEI
7:10 PM
Robert Doar, AEI
7:30 PM
Adjournment and Reception

Event Contact Information

For more information, please contact Laura Lalinde at, 202.862.5875


December 9
Washington DC

Founded in Harlem in 2006, Success Academy Charter Schools has since become one of the fastest-growing and highest-performing charter-management organizations in New York City. Currently educating more than 9,000 children in 32 schools, Success Academy students have often outperformed even their more affluent peers across the state. At the same time, the schools have drawn public attention after New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio threated to start charging them rent for using city space.

We welcome you to join us at AEI to hear Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz as she discusses school design, scaling success, and the opportunities and challenges facing charter schools across the Big Apple.

If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.

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Libertarian calendar for November

Washington DC

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

November 21, 2014 9:00AM
B-369 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring Alex Epstein, Author, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, and Founder, Center for Industrial Progress; moderated by Patrick Michaels, Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute.
In The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels energy expert Alex Epstein argues that we are only hearing one side of a critical story. We are taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, not their positives — their ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for a world of seven billion people. The moral significance of cheap, reliable energy, Epstein illustrates, is woefully underrated. Energy enables us to improve nearly every single aspect of life, whether economic or environmental, and if we look at the big picture of fossil fuels compared with the alternatives, the impact of fossil fuels is to make the world a far better place.
Epstein confronts the most common myths about fossil fuels: they are dirty, unsustainable, and harm the developing world. Drawing on original insights and cutting-edge research, Epstein offers facts to the contrary. Fossil fuels take a naturally dirty environment and make it clean; they take a naturally dangerous climate and make it safer; the sun and wind are intermittent, unreliable fuels that always need backup from a reliable source of energy — usually fossil fuels; and, fossil fuels are the key to improving the quality of life for billions of people in the developing world. Calls to “get off fossil fuels” are calls to degrade the lives of innocent people who merely want the same opportunities we enjoy in the West.
Will The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels become the Silent Spring of its time? Decide for yourself after hearing Alex Epstein discuss this powerful, highly innovative book.


National Security and Double Government

12:00pm Hayek Auditorium

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Blanks Slate: Libertarians: "Pay No Attention to the Man Who Won...

The Blanks Slate: Libertarians: "Pay No Attention to the Man Who Won...: I already have made my personal reasons for voting clear. However, my friend, colleague, and sometimes-editor Aaron Ross Powell has an...

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