Income inequality

The economy is booming and at the same time poverty is decimating lives.

Won’t you save me San Francisco?

There are often two conflicting stories that are equally true. We’ve all…

 

A Black Friday shopper navigates Pepper, a robotic concierge stationed at Westfield Mall in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, November 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco talks robot tax

Following the recent advice of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Supervisor Jane Kim…

 

Courtesy PhotoSupervisor Jane Kim

SF pension board told to crack down on CEO excessive pay

San Francisco on Tuesday joined the nationwide “say on pay” effort by…

 

The City's voter-mandated “Five-Year Financial Plan” released Thursday by the City Controller’s Office indicates San Francisco is at capacity in more ways than one. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SF stretched to the limit by tech boom, says city report

San Francisco’s years-long tech boom has The City bursting at the seams.…

The City's voter-mandated “Five-Year Financial Plan” released Thursday by the City Controller’s Office indicates San Francisco is at capacity in more ways than one. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Great American Think-Off champion Sam Dennison sits inside Faithful Fools Street Ministry in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Meet America’s Greatest Thinker, Sam Dennison of San Francisco

If someone asked you to name the greatest thinker in San Francisco,…

Great American Think-Off champion Sam Dennison sits inside Faithful Fools Street Ministry in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
AP Photo/Michael DwyerFederal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a conference on economic opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston

Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic…

AP Photo/Michael DwyerFederal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a conference on economic opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston

New data highlights household income disparity in SF

San Francisco has the highest household income inequality and is experiencing the…

Cindy chew/2010 S.F. examiner file photoHousing costs are a major factor in economic inequality

SF income inequality growing at fastest pace in the nation

San Francisco is the second most economically unequal metro area in the…

Cindy chew/2010 S.F. examiner file photoHousing costs are a major factor in economic inequality
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner11 year old Julius Barnes and his mother 52 year old Stephanie Stinson are staying in the Hamilton Family center located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood while searching for an affordable place to call home.

Wealth gap is widest in some affluent US cities, including San Francisco

The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner11 year old Julius Barnes and his mother 52 year old Stephanie Stinson are staying in the Hamilton Family center located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood while searching for an affordable place to call home.