Alex Epstein Makes Case to Increase Fossil Fuels; MINDS.com Dares to Bridge Divide

Happy Independence Day weekend from The Nation Speaks.

Are fossil fuels destroying the planet or helping humans thrive on it? That’s what we discuss with Alex Epstein who makes a bold argument in his new book, “Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less.”

Then, in America Q&A we ask for your take: Has fossil fuel use resulted in more harm or benefit for humanity?

Next, Minds.com is a social networking platform that brings together thinkers from across the spectrum. They recently held the “Festival of Ideas” in New York City and I caught up with several provocative participants, including:

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Tulsi Gabbard; James O’Keefe of Project Veritas; Musician and de-radicalization activist Daryl Davis; Nick Gillespie, editor at large with Reason Magazine; Coleman Hughes host of Conversations With Coleman podcast; and Margaret Kimberley, exec editor for Black Agenda Report.

Finally, our second America Q&A circles back to the climate: Do you think all human impact on the environment is bad?