Every day in every way, from rising rents to rising prices at restaurants to its private buses, the tech world is becoming an object of scorn. It’s only a matter of time before the techies’ youthful lustre fades, and they’re seen as just another extension of Wall Street.
And when that happens, tenant advocates, community activists, labor unions and Occupy types are going to start asking why we’re giving away the city to all these white-male-dominated businesses that don’t even hire locals.
Normally we wouldn’t pay attention to these comments, but this is Brown we are talking about. He uses his column to promote and punish people, so could we take this as a sign that there has been a shift in political winds?