BNS 134: Zac Efron’s “Down to Earth” Misses the Mark -with Alex Epstein

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Zac Efron made his splash in the docuseries genre at the end of the summer of 2020, having starred and produced in Netflix’s “Down to Earth”.

The series promised to “explore healthy, sustainable ways to live”, which piques the interest of the growing number of eco-conscious, young people. However, it is in the solutions presented by Efron and the series that raises the concern of today’s guest, as today I am joined by noted American author, energy theorist, and industrial policy pundit, Alex Epstein.

Alex is the author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. Alex joins the show to help highlight some key flaws in the approach Efron takes in his approach to offering top-down, government solutions to various problems identified throughout the series.

The first two episodes we focus on specifically dig into the energy sector (Iceland) and clean drinking water (France), where it is argued that government policies have been net positives for those respective communities and that their models can be applied here in the same manner.

Alex takes a different approach, offering a thoughtful rebuttal to the solutions offered by the series… but you’ll have to listen to find out more!

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