Venture capitalist and tech pioneer Marc Andreessen appeared on the "Invest Like the Best" Podcast. From the transcript:
you have just this general collapse of civil order and this incredible spike in crime. Decided to turn our superstar cities into Gotham for some reason. Except apparently with no Batman. It's like a running joke out here. I have all these friends who like live in San Francisco, and I've been teasing them for years. It's just like, okay. I've been accusing my friends who live in San Francisco, specifically, the specific city of San Francisco. I've been telling my friends for years, you only live in San Francisco for the stories. You want the crazy stories.
I came home last night and there were homeless people having sex in my front yard. Usually get people to kind of admit that they kind of like that up to a point. But then it's like, I took my three-year-old out yesterday, went down to the park and we got somebody, a junkie tried to stab my three-year-old with a used syringe. The jokes start to get less funny over time. You just have this generalized collapse of these environments. That was a problem that was already developing and of course that's really been exacerbated over the last 18 months....if I were in the real estate business, what I'd be doing right now, which I'm not, but if I was, I'd be trying to figure out, find really nice midsize cities or larger towns that are really nice physical environments, really safe, good schools, just generally really nice places to live, and then build basically new kinds of multi-generational housing.
It sounds like the $300 million a year Marc Benioff tax hasn't yet succeeded in solving homelessness in San Francisco.