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Silicon Valley news and analysis from The Nation
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
December 3, 2015
Here’s How the Left Should Think About the Chan-Zuckerberg Announcement
Could the Facebook family change the status quo of Silicon Valley philanthropy?
September 14, 2015
This Is How Bad the Sharing Economy Is for Workers
And this is how reformers and activists might win protections for Silicon Valley’s so-called “independent contractors.”
June 26, 2015
Could This Be the Biggest Blow Yet to Uber’s Business Model?
Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.
May 27, 2015
‘Tech’ Is Political—How We Respond to It Needs to Be Just as Political
New technologies will not solve our problems: People acting collectively will.
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March 10, 2015
The New Silicon Valley Movement That Is Taking on the Tech Giants
In the neighborhood where Cesar Chavez got his start, janitors, cooks and shuttle drivers are organizing to end the area’s inequality epidemic.
February 3, 2015
People Power Is Winning Net Neutrality
As the FCC prepares to defend a free and open Internet, it’s vital to keep the pressure on.
January 27, 2015
What the Sharing Economy Takes
Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous—and evoke a fantasy of community in an atomized population.
July 15, 2014
How Silicon Valley Millionaires Stole Progressivism
In the battle against displacement in San Francisco, defenders of democracy are denounced as reactionaries, while agents of capital are lauded as revolutionaries.
May 21, 2014
Silicon Valley Boosts a ‘Tech Groupie’ for Congress
Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.