Energy is central to Atlas Shrugged. Ayn Rand also chronicled how the 1970s energy crisis was at root philosophical: altruism-collectivism reigned over self-interested capitalism in the Nixon, Ford, and Carter presidencies.
Today, we see the triumph of energy plenty despite federal efforts to ration natural gas, coal, and oil. Rand, as well as the late resource economist Julian Simon, would have been pleasantly surprised at how free minds overcame impediments to make the U.S., once again, the energy capital of the world.
How did the great energy boom occur, and what are the implications for public policy? Robert Bradley will present classical liberal insights to understand the new energy world and what the future might bring.
Robert L. Bradley, Jr. is the CEO & Founder of the Institute for Energy Research. He is the author of seven books, most recently Edison to Enron: Energy Markets and Political Strategies, and he blogs at www.masterresource.org.
Bradley's interest has grown from energy regulation to 'sustainable development' issues to political capitalism in theory and practice to the teaching of 'the science of liberty.'
About the Atlas Summit:
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The Summit is the Atlas Society's annual summer conference on philosophy, business, and the arts. FreedomFest, the world's premier libertarian conference, is included with your registration at no added cost. The Summit and FreedomFest will run back-to-back in the same location: Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. View our program and speaker line-up.