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Eli Dourado ’02

In the wake of the passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill by the U.S. Congress, Eli Dourado, a 2002 Furman University alumnus, pens an opinion piece in The New York Times. The economics and political science graduate explains reasons for the dearth of building in our nation, from housing and interstates to airports and high-speed rail. Pointing to regulations that hamstring growth, particularly the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act, Dourado submits ideas to spur growth while still protecting the environment.

Dourado is a senior research fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

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Article by Tina Underwood, Contributing Writer
Last updated August 12, 2021
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