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Tag: Great Recession

SF’s economic recovery plan: Trumpism on the local level

It's all about governmental deregulation and public subsidy of private profit -- while ignoring the manifest needs of everyday people.

Biden-Harris launches with inspired stories — but no talk of taxing the rich

I watched the dramatic first event with Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris this afternoon. It was inspiring, with powerful personal stories (including Harris’ friendship with Biden’s late son,...

Foreign Correspondent: Here comes the recession

The current recession was triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. But after 11 years of economic boom, a capitalist bust was inevitable. And it’s being made worse by the Trump...

Foreign Correspondent: Who’s at fault for Cuba’s economic problems?

HAVANA—Chef Alexis Alvarez was in panic mode. He was preparing a gourmet meal for visitors from the United States when the electricity went out. He mostly cooks with natural...

Why so little state money for housing?

Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing the biggest budget in state history, $220 billion,which is a huge number, and it shows that Newsom, unlike his predecessor, wants to restore some...

DA deal? D5 money … and will an 11-year EIR ever die?

There are really only two questions for George Gascon at this point: Did he cut a deal with the mayor (and everyone knows Gascon is not close to London...

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

A story is unfolding in the District Five supervisor race, ignored by the news media, that illustrates the contradiction between narrative and fact that underlies so much of current...

‘American Factory’ a tale of two blue collars: US and Chinese

As the United States grows more urbanized and service-oriented—not to mention politically polarized—the image of the blue collar factory worker becomes more remote to many, something of a composite...

6,000 more office workers with no housing, the failure of planning in the Eastern Neighborhoods …

Mayor London Breed is pushing legislation that would amend the city’s historic office-space limitation law to allow an additional 1.5 million square feet of space – enough to house...

Ed Lee’s development legacy and the end of ‘balanced growth’

There is one defining fact about Ed Lee's years as mayor that has been missed in all that has been written about his legacy: Between 2010 and 2014, according...