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.
In the afternoon, the silver-haired, bespectacled Nakamoto stepped outside, dressed in a gray sport coat and green striped shirt, with a pen tucked in his shirt pocket. He was mobbed by reporters and told them he was looking for someone who understood Japanese to buy him a free lunch.
Newsweek estimates his wealth at $400 million.
"I’m not involved in Bitcoin. Wait a minute, I want my free lunch first. I’m going with this guy," Nakamoto said, pointing at a reporter from AP. "I’m not in Bitcoin, I don’t know anything about it," he said again while walking down the street with several cameras at his heels.
He and the AP reporter made their way to a nearby sushi restaurant with media in tow, before leaving and heading downtown.
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.