This post is a footnote, a reminder to dive into this idea further, which I've certainly witnessed anecdotally in the cities of Seattle, Portland and San Francisco where the contrast between doing well and scraping by couldn't be more starkly on display.
The Atlantic reports that, "The urban revival of the past two decades has led to a striking contradiction. As high-tech talent and industry have moved back to many cities, increasing their economic output and lowering unemployment rates, these cities have become increasingly unequal. Now a new study documents in meticulous detail the extent to which rising innovation and deepening economic segregation in cities are two sides of the same coin."
Here's the full article: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/10/innovation-urban-inequality/544253/?utm_source=atltw