USC Emeriti Center - Trojan Encore
RFA Distinguished Lecture: Friday April 20
"Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area"
Speaker: Professor Richard A. Walker
Professor Emeritus of Geography at University of California, Berkeley
The Bay Area is currently the jewel in the crown of capitalism - the tech capital of the world and a gusher of wealth from the Silicon Gold Rush. It has been generating jobs, spawning new innovation, and spreading ideas that are changing lives everywhere. So what could go wrong? There is a dark side of success: overheated bubbles and crashes; inequality and underpaid workers; and complicity with the worst in American politics; boiling housing crisis, displacement and environmental damage; and complicity with the worst in American politics.
Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
University Religious Center (“Fishbowl”), 835 West 34th Street, USC
For additional information contact Jerry Walker, Associate Provost (Ret.) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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