A man was shot dead in Florida for texting his daughter during a movie; two police officers were acquitted after beating a mentally ill man into a coma; meanwhile, MOMA has been turned into a department store. These discoveries and more below.
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Classic business history links the evolution of markets and consumption to underlying macro, classic, and web-like infrastructures such as energy grids, transportation systems, and communication networks, which have transformed the economy.