Scott Beyer on How San Francisco's Progressive Policies Are Hurting the Poor


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In recent years, a contradiction has unfolded in San Francisco. On the one hand, the city continues to practice progressive economic policies. But rather than helping its poor and middle-class residents—as such policies are advertised as doing—these groups in San Francisco have become more unequal, downwardly mobile, and altogether priced-out. As Scott Beyer explains, this raises the question of whether the policies themselves are contributing to the problem.