Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Awl:

The two hundred and twenty million dollars in venture capital given to Instacart, a grocery delivery service that deploys human servants to retrieve goods from the shelves of existing grocery stores, seems less like an investment in the validity of its specific idea—which is stupid and unsustainable for reasons so blatant that they are not even worth discussing here—than in the broader idea of the quasi-permanent establishment of a new and semi-willing servant class