Ben Carson and the future of cities

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December 6, 2016
Independent Institute
by Sam Staley  
Posted in Commentary

"President-elect Donald Trump has tapped neurosurgeon Ben Carson to head the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). While pundits are focused on their primary feuds, a more important question is whether HUD's mission will change under Carson's tenure. On the surface, Carson's appointment might seem to be a simple patronage job, a reward for his loyalty to the Trump candidacy. Carson's only urban policy experience appears to be a passion for urban areas, particularly low-income minority communities, and his life experience growing up in Detroit. Yet, HUD is a federal agency where a personal philosophy and approach to public policy can make a difference in agency priorities." (12/05/16)  

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