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Ben Carson on Environment

Tea Party challenger in Republican primary

 


Deregulation includes land use & federal housing policy

Trump made deregulation a key part of his 2016 campaign platform, and Carson noted that deregulation includes federal regulations related to housing policy. In his opening statement, he said, "President-Elect Trump has talked about the importance of deregulation. That applies to housing as well. Overly burdensome housing regulations are bad for everyone and are increasing income inequality. But when land use for local housing supply is less regulated, workers of all skill types will choose to move to the productive locations. Many forms of land use regulation have perpetuated segregation. Complex webs of covenants and zoning ordinances across U.S. cities--in particular for low-density development--superimposed on already highly-segregated neighborhoods, have slowed integration."
Source: Ballotpedia.org: 2017 Trump transition confirmation hearings , Jan 13, 2017

Native Americans casinos are justified, but not beneficial

Many years ago I was asked to speak at an all-tribe graduation for a large group of Native Americans who owned a massive gambling casino complex. The reparations the tribe had received were certainly justified given the tremendous losses suffered by Native Americans at the hands of American settlers, but I'm not entirely certain that the end result benefited the tribe as it could have.
Source: America the Beautiful, by Ben Carson, p.101 , Jan 24, 2012

Protecting environment logical for capitalists & socialists

Greed really encompasses most of the other negative aspects of capitalism, such as lack of regard for the environment. Many of the industrialists who helped propel our country to the forefront of the global economy were much more interested in growing their businesses than they were in protecting the environment. The result? Dangerous pollution and the compromised habitat of many animals. Protecting the environment is neither a Democratic nor a Republican position, but rather it should be a LOGICAL position for capitalists AND socialists, because everyone should be looking out for the interests of future generations and trying to protect their own health as well. If our government were able to identify what needs to be done in our country to protect our environment, and our representatives (who are supposed to be looking out for their constituents) agreed on our policies and followed through on them, it would benefit us all.
Source: America the Beautiful, by Ben Carson, p. 76 , Jan 24, 2012

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