Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: Economic Inequality

Screen Grabs: Great new docs, from global inequality to SF thrash metal

Though the impulse for many during times of stress is to escape into fictional entertainment—or something “stranger than fiction,” like Tiger King—nonfiction can prove just as diverting, and arguably...

It’s easy to find housing in SF — if you’re in the 1 percent

The Chron put the story on the front page of the Sunday paper: There is no housing crisis in San Francisco. It is a good time to be condo shopping...

Unlimited growth doesn’t help the local economy

I went to see Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel-prize-winning economist, speak at USF last week. Lectures by economists don’t tend to fill up large rooms, but in this case, the...

The misleading reports (and reporting) on Prop. E

I was around in 1986, when the San Francisco Chronicle, along with most of the political power structure of the city, argued that Proposition M, a measure to limit...

Walton wants SF to get serious about reparations

Supervisor Shamann Walton announced Friday that he’s asking the city to develop a reparations plan for the Black community. “The effect of slavery still remains and still resonates in our...

At Zinn Fair, Peter Cole explores SF’s unique history of labor and race

In Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in South Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area, labor historian Peter Cole uncovers the undocumented history of waterfront activism and its role in...

Preston, Boudin are winners as vote-count nears finish

With all but a handful of ballots counted, Dean Preston declared victory today in the D5 supes race and Chesa Boudin was far enough ahead in the district attorney’s...

Foreign Correspondent: What is the role of the US in Hong Kong demonstrations?

I first met Jason Lee when he was promoting jazz concerts in his hometown of Hong Kong. More recently, he has been sending me Facebook messages about the Hong...

Once again, Biden looked terrible

  There were no defining moments in tonight’s debate – except for this: Once again, Joe Biden looked terrible. He couldn’t explain his health care plan, which doesn’t seem to be much...

The end of Joe Biden as a serious candidate for president

The second round of the Great Debate tonight -- and it's a flawed concept -- started with a kind of bogus question about socialism. John Hickenlooper, the former governor...