This month’s The American Prospect magazine has an absolutely - possibly surprisingly - fascinating set of articles on the topic of prices under modern-day capitalism. Or as they term it:

The many innovations corporations have devised to get you to pay more.

I’ve only gotten through a couple of the articles (which are freely available) so far, What We Owe and The One-Click Economy, but the rest are on my list.

Note for my fellow country-folk: The American Prospect is an entirely different magazine than the Prospect magazine one sees out and about in the UK.