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

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook?fbclid=IwAR3ll6gIJ8NtyLtXIhm6JVgP6smldGB7ZTABXpTM5EPiOpxDki14Bb_CtbE

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.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/disposable-america/563204/

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

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

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/04/after-pushback-from-states-and-cities-amazon-go-might-accept-cash/

In the 1866 issue of The Economist