Due to the combination of explosive jobs growth and a stubborn refusal to build enough housing to accommodate everyone, the San Francisco/ Silicon Valley area is mired in an insane housing crisis. How bad is this housing crisis? Punchline ahead!!!!
If you want a glimpse of the near-future, go get a box of Cheerios. Open the box and pull out the bag of cereal. Feel the texture of the bag. Note how hard it is to rip apart.
Paint this scene in your mind. A quiet street in Mountain View, California. Bungalows, hybrid cars, sunshine. Now, add a wild turkey sprinting onto the road. Then a woman chasing it. In a wheelchair. Wielding a broom. And finally: because this town is the home of Google, a self-driving car pulls onto the street and,…