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In a move designed to ease the growing tensions between deep-pocketed Silicon Valley workers and activists on behalf of lower-income communities forced out of their homes, San Francisco mayor Ed Lee announced Monday that tech shuttle buses will now be subject to a fee based on the number of public stops they frequent, according to SF Gate. The tech shuttle buses have borne the brunt of the struggle over the income disparity within the city, and some have been vandalized during protests. The move may take some of the heat off of tech workers’ transportation choices, but it’s unlikely that tensions will dissipate completely.

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  1. “In a move designed to ease the growing tensions between deep-pocketed Silicon Valley workers and activists on behalf of lower-income communities forced out of their homes”

    Is that the fault of the Silicon Valley workers…? Do their jobs somehow exist at the expense of the lower-income communities? Is this all just a huge red herring?

    1. *laugh*

      What you currently have is a new knowledge based divide – if you spent your time doing something other than doing women studies, poetry or smoking pot the odds are you would have something to offer and would make quite a bit of money. If, however, you were a typical lib that spent his time talking about all the injustices in the world, explored the feminism ( just like everyone else in your class ), wrote poetry, played guitar and engaged in a prolific soul searching, you found that no one would pay for that, even in San Francisco.

  2. Who was forced out of their homes? I must have missed that one.

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