Coronavirus Is Speeding Up the Amazonification of the Planet

As restaurants, bars, and local shops close down, platform-based monoliths are vacuuming up customers and jobs

A photo of a woman in an Amazon factory putting packages on the queue line.
A woman works at a packing station at the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York City, on February 5, 2019. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images