‘The goal is to automate us’: welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism


Disposable America, A history of modern capitalism from the perspective of the straw.

The invention of American industrialism, the creation of urban life, changing gender relations, public-health reform, suburbia and its hamburger-loving teens, better living through plastics, and the financialization of the economy: The straw was there for all these things—rolled out of extrusion machines, dispensed, pushed through lids, bent, dropped into the abyss.


After pushback from states and cities, Amazon Go might accept cash

Company could also accept SNAP benefits, but how it will change remains unclear.


In the 1866 issue of The Economist