“Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area”: RFA Distinguished Lecture – April 20

RFA Distinguished Lecture Series

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.

Event was on Friday, April 20, 2018  at the University Religious Center (“Fishbowl”), 835 West 34th Street, USC. There was also a light lunch served after the lecture.