The Scotsman gives Life, Inc. Four Stars!

I haven’t gotten stars, before. It is nice.

(Vintage, £9.99) ★★★★
ONE recent Christmas Eve, Douglas Rushkoff was mugged in his Brooklyn neighbourhood. It was an up-and-coming area. So he did something public-spirited – he logged on to his local website and posted a note warning other residents of the threat. You’d think they’d be pleased. They weren’t. They were angry. They thought it might adversely affect property prices. Money, Rushkoff realised, is distorting our values: “We look to the DowJones average as if it were the one true vital sign of our society’s health.”