…e class and poor — so much the better. Markets were the truest judges of the worth of a person. And if a market thought a person was worth a billion dollars, and another one nothing, that was because the first person must be a billion times better a person than the second.
In addition to the native-born and already acculturated, the Bay Area attracts techie immigrants who either think like that or very quickly convert to that way of thinking. Which is why there are no solutions (public transportation) from these “smart” people, only products (self-driving cars).