Stories about Inequality

Cohen hasn’t figured out how to collect Airbnb taxes

  By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 15, 2014 – Sharen Hewitt, who is a hero to many of us and was one of my choices for Bay...

Politics on Tuesday: Forget school assignment; the real issue in the Board of Ed race is a looming teacher...

By Tim Redmond SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 -- The San Francisco School Board race is something of a sleeper this year; not much in the way...

Guest opinion: Some reasons for hope on Labor Day

By Larry Bradshaw SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 -- On Labor Day, we celebrate the American worker – but this year, many workers wonder what the celebration...

Behind Ferguson’s Unrest: Failed US Policy and the Black-White Housing Gap

By Andre Shashaty Aug. 18, 2014 -- On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed...

Media misses: Taxes, the economy, and Harvey Milk

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 18, 2014 -- Yes, I listen to NPR. KPFA, of course, but also NPR. That makes me an Old Liberal Leftist,...

Latino voices will be heard in 2014 — but not enough

  By Ed Kissam AUGUST 12, 2104 -- On August 4, a provocative article from Nate Cohn appeared in the New York Times—“Why House Deportation Vote...

Oakand nonprofit execs oppose minimum wage — and earn six-figure salaries

By Darwin Bond Graham Nonprofit corporation executives are among of the most adamant opponents of raising the minimum wage in Oakland, California. A ballot initiative spearheaded...

Communities of color cut out of SF’s arts spending

By Tim Redmond It’s not a secret, and hardly news, that straight White people are a minority in San Francisco. Although the African American population...

Mapping profit and loss in San Francisco

By Julia Carrie Wong An anonymous millionaire known only by the twitter handle @hiddencash has turned San Francisco into a real-life treasure hunt and incited...

Politics on Tuesday: Clipping the mayor’s appointment power

Sup. John Avalos wants San Franciscans to elect their elected officials. Photo: Luke Thomas, Fog City Journal By Tim Redmond MAY 20, 2014 -- Sup. John...