By now, it's old news that many people lost or nearly lost their home because of banks' errors during the foreclosure crisis. A 2010 ProPublica analysis, for example, found that around a quarter of loan modification rejections occurred because the mortgage service provider couldn't find certain docu ... More >>
Apparently, Occupy is showing some very small signs of maturity. After taking to the streets for a daylong birthday bash, protesters reportedly pitched tents at Justin Herman Plaza last night, longing for the days of doing nothing but hating money and banks. But much to our surprise, unlike earlier ... More >>
"Uncertainty!" Scottinsh dramatist David Mallet wrote "Fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee."
The human soul and the economy have that in common. By now, it's been ingrained in our consciousness by news stories and stump speeches: Uncertainty is holdin ... More >>
Suburban poverty is a relatively new phenomenon. For the past 60 or so years, the suburbs have traditionally represented the American Dream. Work hard, play by the rules, and it'll all be yours-- the crisp lawn, white fence, two-car garage, little league practice, backyard tree-house, etc -- and you ... More >>
On Wednesday night, Occupy SF protesters gathered at their outpost by the Federal Reserve Bank where they organized a march back to Justin Herman Plaza for a general assembly meeting -- and hopefully a reoccupation of the camp site, which had been raided by cops early that morning. The tents had bee ... More >>
Fibonacci Blue via Flickr Reclaiming what's yoursThe list of places being occupied by people who are mad as hell is growing. Justin Herman Plaza has been taken over by an encampment of OccupySF protesters, and others are lining Market Street by the Federal Reserve Bank to protest "corporate greed ... More >>
Last week we told you about the Occupy Wall Street movement spreading all the way to the West Coast, including San Francisco. Near the Financial District, protesters have set up a makeshift home for themselves, equipped with tarps, food, rain gear, and, because it's San Francisco, they're attempt ... More >>
No excuses! People who hate immigrants often hang their rhetorical hat on the argument that immigrants are stealing jobs from and depressing wages for people born here. Yet a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco blows that theory apart.Immigr ... More >>
Megamillionaire Al Checchi thinks he piloted Northwest Airlines so well that you should elect him governor. Actually, he sucked in public subsidies, strong-armed unions, reneged on promises -- and still almost flew the firm into the ground.