I live in Washington, D.C., where I first came to work as a writer and producer for The Atlantic in 2010 and then covered D.C. transportation for TBD On Foot. Now I report on Congress for Communications Daily.
Resentment simmers, at the fleets of Google buses that ferry workers to the company’s headquarters in Mountain View and back; the code jockeys who crowd elite coffeehouses, heads buried in their laptops; and the sleek black Uber cars that whisk hipsters from bar to bar. … For critics, such sights are symbols of a city in danger of losing its diversity — one that artists, families and middle-class workers can no longer afford.
The New York Times on the class frustrations in the Bay Area, with a mix of photos and anecdotes that dovetail nicely in the similar piece in The Weekly Standard. I also think of the long George Packer take from earlier this year, which appeared in The New Yorker and is from his latest book.