“Amazon’s famous speed and technological innovation have driven the company’s massive global expansion and a valuation well over $800 billion. It’s also helped make Amazon the nation’s second-largest private employer behind Walmart and its CEO, Jeff Bezos, one of the richest humans on Earth. Now, an investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found that the company’s obsession with speed has turned its warehouses into injury mills.” Yeah, we like our packages to arrive fast. But do we really need them that fast, all the time? Before you answer, check out this report on Amazon’s injuries that exposes the true toll of its relentless drive for speed. Behind the Smiles.

+ “Amazon flourished over its first two decades with little opposition and less scrutiny. A new coalition and a report unveiled on Tuesday make clear that era is over.” NYT: Activists Build a Grass-Roots Alliance Against Amazon. (All these stories about big tech are really the same story. How big is too big? How much is too much? By now, both answers are probably in the rearview mirror.)