The Server Economy

“Inside these restaurants, it’s evident that the forces making this one of the most expensive cities in America are subtly altering the economics of everything. Commercial rents have gone up. Labor costs have soared. And restaurant workers, many of them priced out by the expense of housing, have been moving away.” Emily Badger in the NYT: San Francisco Restaurants Can’t Afford Waiters. So They’re Putting Diners to Work.

+ The restaurant economy can be traced from the table all the way back to the farm where income is low and stress is high. CBS News: Farmers in America are killing themselves in staggering numbers.

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