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SF's inequality equation

Rosie Spinks

Politicians and CEOs herald the tech boom in SF/Silicon Valley as a win for the economy, and thus SF's citizens. This series of comics tells a different story. Technological progress is undoubtedly good, but we need to ask how we can make it good for more people.

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  • Tom Maybrier

    Right now SF is functioning as a playground for the wealthy - a sort of bedroom community for Silicon Valley. It's highly paid workers are benefitting, but the infrastructure that supports them is increasingly upscale.

    Everyone with a "normal" job is struggling to make ends meet there even with the high minimum wage. Unfortunately, I don't see a good solution. It's even spreading into Oakland, where my apartment's rent went up by nearly $50 dollars when I moved out of it in 2012.