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What We Were Reading While We Should Have Been Working (exist) - 217

Scott Lucas | April 14, 2014 | Lifestyle Story City Life

We're Living in a New Gilded Age: San Francisco, meet Thomas Piketty, the replacement for Derrida as your new pretend French academic boyfriend. [H/t: New York Review of Books]

The Problem With Profitless Startups: Jesus, man, don't you know that step three is profit? [H/t: New York magazine]

Kale Tacos Have Arrived: What do you mean arrived? We've been making these at home for years now. [H/t: SF Weekly]

Brigade Raises $9.3 Million to Upgrade American Democracy: But they won't tell you how or what they're doing. Very democratic. [H/t: TechCrunch]

Will Airbnb Pay for Past Violations?: Tim Redmond sure works himself up a lather on this one. But does he have a point? [H/t: 48 Hills]

SEIU Workers Bargain for Big Raise: After 1021 turned out in force against the Google Bus, it's almost refreshing to see them do what unions are supposed to do—try to get raises for their workers. [H/t: SFGate]

MUNI May Raise Fares by a Quarter: We think Square should pay for us to ride the bus, because why not? [H/t: SF Examiner]

Marcus Books Falls Short of Fundraising Goal: Sad news. [H/t: SF Examiner]

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