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2010: Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

American Politics and Policy 

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Former Chief Economist for the Council of Economic Advisors

Fifty community and business leaders from Greenville and Spartanburg gathered at The Lazy Goat on Thursday, March 4, 2010, to enjoy a meal, lecture, and discussion surrounding the impact that energy independence and alternative fuels technology can have on South Carolina and the United States. 

The lunch, hosted by the Riley Institute at Furman and co-sponsored by Clean Air – Cool Planet, featured guest speaker Douglas Holtz-Eakin.  Holtz-Eakin was the sixth director of the Congressional Budget Office, the chief economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush, and economic advisor to John McCain during his 2008 campaign.   He presented the business case for a new US climate policy and its national, economic, and energy security components.  A well-respected conservative, he challenged fellow conservatives to take the lead in strategizing ways to address these critical issues.

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