The Zombie-Investor Apocalypse

There’s no use in asking why vacant housing and homelessness exist despite the presence of the super-wealthy. These issues exist directly because of them.

Illustration by Rose Wong.

Palo Alto, the beeping, whirring heart of Silicon Valley, has a homelessness problem. Even as the upscale city has become home to billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page, nearby families sleep in vehicles and garages, and one-third of area schoolkids are homeless. But Palo Alto has another problem. Its more fortunate residents live next […]

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