San Francisco 2.0 The Tech Giants

1960’s The ouster of African-American families from the Fillmore 1960-1970’s SF Redevelopment Agency’s money-driven displacement of thousands of low-income South of Market residents 1960-1970’s The destruction of SROs and other affordable housing 1980’s “Manhattanization” 1990’s The dot com boom Gavin Newsom: “no, the tech companies aren’t even coming close to… Continue reading

Blackstone, BlackRock or a Public Bank? Putting California’s Funds to Work

Posted on May 26, 2018 by Ellen Brown ( California has over $700 billion parked in private banks earning minimal interest, private equity funds that contributed to the affordable housing crisis, or shadow banks of the sort that caused the banking collapse of 2008. These funds, or some of them, could be… Continue reading

Book: “Grunch of Giants” by Buckminster Fuller

Grunch of Giants Richard Buckminster Fuller St. Martin’s Press, 1983 – Civilization, Modern – 98 pages Here Buckminster Fuller takes on the gigantic corporate megaliths that exert increasing control over every aspect of daily life. In the form of a modern allegory, he traces the evolution of these multinational giants from the post-World… Continue reading