The Real Reason Why Techies Are the New Yuppies

Annalee Newitz:

As people lose jobs in the middle of the country, and the income disparity between city dwellers grows beyond anything we’ve known in this generation, it’s handy to have a caricature to blame. Because who really wants to do all the mental math to figure out that it’s not just a few shitty techies, but in fact an economic system that over-rewards some people while under-rewarding almost everybody else? It’s easier to hate over-simplified symbols than it is to challenge our whole troubled economy.

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