Books I've read recently

Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back by Rebecca Giblin, Cory Doctorow

An important book for anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of art and its economics in the world of today. It'll also help you understand why it's so hard to earn a living with art today, when there clearly are plenty of people willing to support their favorite artists.

Importantly, this is not a book of rambling complaints. It lays out the situation across many spheres, provides plenty of citations, and outlines ways to solve problems, without pretending there are easy fixes.

The book is quite US-centric. But given global influence of its corporations - we're all listening to the same Spotify and Audible, after all, and the various lobbying groups work across both our continents - it's still relevant. (And all of this is also acknowledged and discussed in the book.)