Stories about Economy

New study says rent control doesn’t discourage new housing

USC researchers say the data shows that Prop. 10 wouldn't stifle housing production. That's a direct challenge to the real-estate industry campaign

Prop. C: The battle for the soul of San Francisco

It's the oligarchy vs. the community and the people as we head to the ballot

ACT’s ‘Sweat’ asks: When does class solidarity end and racism begin?

Lynn Nottage's sensational play doesn't flinch from showing how decisions of distant capitalists slice deeply into workers' lives.

Breed’s opposition to Prop. C shows she’s on the side of big business

And her statement defending her position is based on inaccurate Chamber of Commerce talking points

Assassination of Philippine leader 35 years ago holds lessons for today

Aquino's death set in place a people's revolution in a country once again controlled by an authoritarian ruler.

Brown, Bloomberg (and their agenda) face protests at Climate Action Summit

Diverse groups say the crisis is upon us -- and market-based solutions don't work and damage vulnerable communities.

Rust Belt SF? Are we doomed by progressive politics?

SPUR report says the left is going to ruin the city -- but there are other ways of looking at the next 50 years

75 arrested in Marriott protest as strike vote looms

More than 1,000 hotel workers and allies rally for fair contract; Local 2 prepared to strike seven Marriott hotels in SF

A people’s climate summit

A call for action: Take to the streets Sept. 8 to save the planet

The real rent control debate

Effective controls on rents help local economies -- no matter what the landlords say about Prop. 10