Common Sense Soapbox

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About this show

Short videos with a punchy, comedic tone and entertaining Socratic characters taking on trending issues and important concepts from a classical liberal perspective, written & animated by Seamus Coughlin.

August 27, 2019

Bob finds out that if he wants to significantly reduce his carbon-footprint, he can! He just has to give up a bunch of other things, first.

We all want a healthy environment and a beautiful planet to live on, but different people have different ideas about how to get there and not everyone is always so realistic about what their plans will cost.

Fortunately, we *can* have an awesome environment and a great standard of living at the same time!

Check out some of the links below to find out how.


CREDITS:
Written by Seamus Coughlin & Jennifer Maffessanti
Animated by Seamus Coughlin
Produced by Sean W. Malone


LINKS:
https://fee.org/articles/41-inconvenient-truths-on-the-new-energy-economy/
https://fee.org/articles/the-economics-of-climate-change-what-universities-wont-teach-college-students/
https://fee.org/articles/what-dr-ian-malcolm-understood-about-our-planet-that-almost-everyone-else-doesnt/
https://fee.org/articles/rejoice-the-earth-is-becoming-greener/
https://fee.org/articles/misreading-rachel-carson-s-silent-spring/
https://fee.org/articles/flying-less-is-not-a-solution-to-reducing-carbon-emissions-innovation-is/

About the Hosts


Seamus Coughlin is a comedy writer and animator with a deep interest in politics and morality. After graduating high school, he started a small business in animation production and led small teams of animators on various projects while studying at his local community college. Today, Seamus continues producing entertaining animated content for a number of outlets, and a good deal of his work can be…

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Jen Maffessanti is a Senior Associate Editor at FEE and mother of two. When she's not advocating for liberty or chasing kids, she can usually be found cooking or maybe racing cars. 

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