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Pictures of a gone city : tech and the dark side of prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Richard Walker
Publisher: Oakland, CA : PM Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Spectre (PM Press (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a sweeping account of the Bay Area in the age of the tech boom, taking a look at the dark side of it's success: overheated bubbles and spectacular crashes; exploding inequality and millions of underpaid workers; a boiling housing crisis, mass displacement, and severe environmental damage; a delusional tech elite and complicity with the worst in American politics. --Adapted from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Walker
ISBN: 1629635103 9781629635101
OCLC Number: 1004261147
Description: xvii, 456 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one. The golden economy: beneath the glitter. Tech city: beyond the myth of immaculate innovation --
Boom town: winning and losing the economic lottery --
Gold mountain: wealth, inequality, and the class divide --
City at work: making and fighting for a living. Part two. The new metropolis: urban transformation and the tech boom. The new urbanism: remaking the heart of the city --
Bubble by the Bay: anatomy of a housing crisis --
Metro monster: size, sprawl, and segregation. Part three. Facing the future: dreams, nightmares, and political realities. Saving Greenland: environmentalism in the age of global warming --
Tech world: utopias and dystopias of the IT revolution --
The right fight: what future for the left coast?
Series Title: Spectre (PM Press (Firm))
Other Titles: Tech and the dark side of prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area
Responsibility: Richard A. Walker.

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Offers a sweeping account of the Bay Area in the age of the tech boom, taking a look at the dark side of it's success: overheated bubbles and spectacular crashes; exploding inequality and millions of underpaid workers; a boiling housing crisis, mass displacement, and severe environmental damage; a delusional tech elite and complicity with the worst in American politics. --Adapted from publisher description.

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