Recently, the San Francisco Chronicle published a front-page story discussing the consequences of the "doom loop" narrative, which the paper itself has often promoted. With a tendency to overblow the city's struggles, the doom loop narrative has negative impacts on San Francisco's economic recovery and its public image. High-profile outlets such as CNN and Good Morning America have joined in the fray, further painting a dire picture of the city.
Longtime San Francisco residents understand the city's boom and bust cycles; historically, the city has always recovered. Notable business figures, like Rodney Fong, CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, voice their disagreement with the doom loop angle, claiming that it's unfair and exaggerated. The narrative, however, continues to make national headlines, damaging the city's chances for robust post-pandemic recuperation. Continue Reading the Full Story on SFist -->
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