Income Inequality In The San Francisco Bay Area The Bay Area, for all its exciting and economically prosperous new ideas and tech businesses, is also a place where it's increasingly expensive to live and earn a living, if you aren't part of a certain technologically driven class of people. An NPR series explores the impact of inequality in the region on transportation, housing, wages and more.
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Income Inequality In The San Francisco Bay Area

It's increasingly expensive to live in the Bay Area if you aren't part of the tech world.

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Protesters in San Francisco block a Google bus, which shuttles employees from the city to its location in Silicon Valley. cjmartin/Flickr hide caption

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Residents of the Embassy House, a communal home near San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, eat dinner together every Sunday. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Bay Area's Steep Housing Costs Spark Return To Communal Living

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Manny Cardenas, seen here with his 5-year-old daughter Zoe, has earned $16 an hour as a part-time security guard at Google. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

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Protesters in San Francisco block a Google bus, which shuttles employees from the city to its location in Silicon Valley. cjmartin/Flickr hide caption

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One of several robots at the University of California, San Francisco's hospital pharmacy helps manage and track its drug inventory. Leland Kim/University of California, San Francisco hide caption

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Last Monday, protesters blocked a bus that transports San Francisco Google employees to Silicon Valley. Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/Courtesy of San Francisco Bay Guardian hide caption

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