The Silicon Valley Creative Class Takes Over

The divide between Silicon Valley’s creative class and their blue-collar neighbors could be a harbinger of things to come for the rest of America.

A business on the border of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. There were suddenly plenty of commercial establishments—ramshackle, brightly painted, graffiti-adorned storefronts with hand-painted business signs mostly in Spanish.
Photo by Flickr/Eric Fischer