Turns out the free market isn’t quite the perfect system of allocation of resources we all… ah, wait, most of us didn’t think that anyway – only right-wing maniacs have been sufficiently deluded to claim that in recent decades. But it doesn’t matter, because it’s driven by big business and our world is built to support and feed our alien overlords – so it’s not really a surprise to anyone that the EU is coming down on the side of Amazon’s monopolistic efforts in the name of crushing a potential cartel.
So let’s not even pretend I’ll ever make a decent living from writing. Other than the handful of authors who sell millions and can still profit from being gouged by the twin obsessions of Amazon’s pricing and internet folks’ desperation to get something for nothing, we’re all screwed. One thing we all know to be true is that, whoever’s been in government, it’s money that has power and the disparity between rich and poor continues to grow. This beloved financial system is responsible for the increasing price of petrol, food, housing… pretty much most things really. Should I be surprised that it’s screwing my future just that little bit more? Not really.