Against the Grain

Financialization and Its Discontents

Max Haiven connects the dots between financialization, gentrification, indebtedness, and hedge fund activity. Haiven co-conducted a walking tour of sites in San Francisco and Oakland, sites that offer a microcosm of capitalist dynamics that have enriched a few while burdening and displacing countless others. His analysis encompasses the foreclosure crisis, Puerto Rico’s debt, and even the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill.

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