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One of the most horrifying parts of San Francisco is known as Civic Center. So much so, that when I wanted to write about the epicenter of lawlessness in my dystopian novel Solid State, I used Civic Center as my setting. I therefore found it unintentionally amusing that SF’s mayor tweeted this out:
To those in America in their late teens or early 20s. To those graduating high school. To those in college. To those considering a career. I have one simple, plain thing to say………….
Learn to be a plumber. Or an electrician. Or a carpenter. Learn a trade. Dial the clock back to the 1950s when being a tradesman of some kind was an honorable, solidly middle-class professional with which you could support a family. You could be proud at the end of the day of what you did and whom you helped.