With San Francisco’s economy booming and hand-wringing about the city’s hyper-gentrification, the authors argue that much of the debate surrounding San Francisco’s challenges have been focusing on the wrong things. Changes to the region’s demographics aren’t just squeezing out the middle and working class; they are destroying the conditions that made the Bay Area able to foster social mobility better than any other city in the United States in recent decades.

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