Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
University Religious Center (URC), Fishbowl
Los Angeles, CA 90089
“Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area“
Richard A. Walker, Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of California, Berkeley
The Bay Area is currently the jewel in the crown of capitalism – the tech capital of the world and a gusher of wealth from the Silicon Gold Rush. It has been generating jobs, spawning new innovation, and spreading ideas that are changing lives everywhere. So what could go wrong? There is a dark side of success: overheated bubbles and crashes; inequality and underpaid workers; a boiling housing crisis, displacement and environmental damage; and complicity with the worst in American politics.