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Silicon Valley news and analysis from The Nation
April 13, 2017
Silicon Valley Sweatshops
How a visa program is keeping immigrant workers poorly paid and tied to their employers.
April 12, 2017
‘Thought Leaders’ and the Plutocrats Who Love Them
The wealthy have taken over intellectual culture, and it’s devastating progressive politics.
March 30, 2017
Silicon Valley Has a Homelessness Crisis
If you’re not part of the tech boom, good luck finding affordable housing.
December 13, 2016
Was Obama Silicon Valley’s President?
The industry pinned its hopes on him early on.
October 5, 2016
The Silicon Valley Union Victories You Haven’t Heard Of
No matter how futuristic their headquarters, tech companies still require workers driving buses and staffing their dining rooms to exist.
June 30, 2016
Peter Thiel Is Not an Enemy of Journalism (He Just Wants to Destroy It)
And what may be one of the most significant First Amendment fights in history.
May 2, 2016
$15 an Hour Won’t Help These Workers
A higher minimum wage is necessary, but not enough, to lift part-time workers out of poverty.
April 4, 2016
Gig Economy Jobs Don’t Have to Be Awful
The on-demand economy tends to be great for the consumer and bad for the
worker—but it doesn’t have to be that way.
February 12, 2016
Silicon Valley’s Wealth Gap
The tech hub is becoming completely unaffordable for the service employees who work there.
January 6, 2016
Twitter’s White-People Problem
Will the company become a leader in reforming its workforce, or a case study for how the tech industry’s relentless whiteness destroys innovation, too?
Donovan X. Ramsey