Against the Grain

Capitalist Development in the San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area is a key site of capital accumulation in the U.S. — and the world — for reasons that are historically and geographically specific. Marxist geographer Richard Walker reflects on what the Bay Area tells us about capitalist development, housing, suburban sprawl, inequality, libertarian ideology, and capitalism itself. He discusses booms and busts in the past — and the coming housing and tech bust.

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