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Jeff Bezos

  1. space tourism
    Earth Briefly Gets Rid of Its Richest ManJeff Bezos launch was successful, making him the second billionaire to ride his own rocket into space.
  2. business
    One Giant Leap for InequalityJeff Bezos’s space joyride is a spectacle of grotesque wealth.
  3. pivot
    Why Space Tourism Will Fall FlatIt’s getting a lot of buzz, but the appeal already seems limited.
  4. business
    Space Flight Is an Exclusive FantasyBillionaires don’t expand our world; they consume it.
  5. better know a billionaire
    12 Weird and Utterly Fascinating Facts About Jeff BezosSome things to know as Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO and heads to space, featuring Lizzo, an ill-fated iguana, and his vision for space colonization.
  6. explainer
    When Can I Buy a Ticket to Space? A Guide for Non-Billionaires.Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson will soon go where few tourists have gone before. Here are the costs, the risks, and when the rest of us can join them.
  7. inequality
    The Limits of Wealth-Tax PopulismSafeguarding democracy from inequality will require much more than soaking the superrich.
  8. business
    Bezos, Musk Didn’t Pay Federal Income Tax Some Years: ReportProPublica obtained raw IRS data on the tax returns of some of America’s wealthiest people and found they paid almost no taxes at all.
  9. the superrich
    Earth’s Richest Man to Leave PlanetJeff Bezos is heading to outer space for a few minutes in July.
  10. business
    Even a Dystopia Would Wince at Amazon’s ‘ZenBooth’Workers need more bathroom breaks. Instead, they get a box to meditate in.
  11. amazon
    Jeff Bezos to Step Down As Amazon CEOAndy Jassy, who leads Amazon’s massive cloud-computing team, will take over as CEO in Q3. The world’s richest man will stay on as executive chairman.
  12. the national interest
    Why Do Trump Fans Think Amazon Proved Mail Ballots Are Fraudulent?Tucker Carlson is so bad at populism.
  13. monopoly
    Amazon Will Sell PrimeInsulin for Your PrimeDiabetesMonopolies helped cause a health-care crisis. Another now steps in to profit.
  14. buyer’s market
    The Post Office Has a Financial Problem, Not a CrisisThere are business questions underlying many of the political questions that surround the USPS.
  15. the top line
    Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg Aren’t in the Same BoatAmazon is extremely popular – and doesn’t meet the definition of a monopoly. Facebook is a different situation.
  16. vision 2020
    USPS Delivery Problems Adding to Suppression of Mail Ballot VotesTrump hates voting by mail and also the U.S. Postal Service. What could go wrong?
  17. pivot
    Why Big Tech’s Congressional Testimony Will Be a BustScott Galloway and Kara Swisher discuss why they’re pessimistic about this month’s grilling of Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook, and Pichai.
  18. president trump
    Trump’s War on U.S. Institutions Reaches the Postal ServiceTrump has long pressured the Postal Service to charge Amazon more. With a loyalist as postmaster general, his wish may soon become a reality.
  19. coronavirus
    Trump Threatens Postal Service With Loss of Funds If It Doesn’t Quadruple RatesThe president has a long-running fight with USPS over the rates it charges for delivery of packages – particularly those shipped by his enemy Amazon.
  20. life after warming
    Jeff Bezos’s $10 Billion Climate Pledge Is Actually TinyJudged by the standards of the climate crisis, the sum is, practically speaking, almost nothing.
  21. environment
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Effects of Climate ChangeIt’s a substantial figure from the founder of a company that reportedly threatened to fire employees who publicly condemned its carbon footprint.
  22. netiquette
    Does Jeff Bezos Know How to Text?The Amazon CEO flubbed an all-important number swap.
  23. cybersecurity
    I Hope Those Memes Were Worth It, Jeff BezosThe crown prince of Saudi Arabia allegedly compromised Bezos’s phone through a virus-laden video sent over WhatsApp.
  24. business
    The World’s 500 Richest People Increased Their Wealth by $1.2 Trillion in 2019That’s a 25 percent increase in wealth for the 500 richest people in the world.
  25. the national interest
    Donald Trump’s War on JournalismHis attack on Amazon may be his most egregious abuse of power yet.
  26. the national interest
    Retribution Against the Washington Post Owner Is Trump’s Gravest Abuse of PowerThe most dangerous and authoritarian act is hiding in plain sight.
  27. the national interest
    Trump Directs Government to Punish Washington Post OwnerTrump is going after Amazon as retribution for Jeff Bezos’s ownership of the Washington Post.
  28. philanthropy
    MacKenzie Bezos Pledges to Give Away at Least $18 BillionThe former wife of Jeff Bezos became a billionaire in her own right after they divorced and pledged this week to give most of it away.
  29. international intrigue
    Bezos Security Chief Says Saudis Gained Access to Amazon Founder’s Phone, DataGavin de Becker says his team thinks the Saudis got into Bezos’s phone, and suggests that may be how AMI became aware of the Amazon CEO’s affair.
  30. select all
    Amazon’s Charity Funds Anti-VaxxersAmazonSmile, which gives 0.5 percent of your cost of purchase to charity, lets people donate to organizations spreading misinformation about vaccines.
  31. the top line
    The Amazon Deal Implosion Will Make It Hard to Do the Next Deal. Good.That will likely save New York taxpayers money and promote a healthy separation between the public and private sectors.
  32. amazon
    How Cuomo, de Blasio, and Bezos Blew the Amazon DealNo one took responsibility for selling it. In the vacuum left by the company, the mayor, and the governor, opponents pounced.
  33. prime humor
    Why I’m Leaving New YorkAmazon’s Jeff Bezos weighs in on the company pulling out of Long Island City.
  34. prime humor
    Congrats, Everyone, on the Great Jokes About Why Jeff Bezos Is Leaving New YorkGreat tweets. Really.
  35. politics
    Report: Leak of Bezos Texts by Mistress’s Brother Was Politically MotivatedQuestions remain, but it appears that Michael Sanchez, a Trump supporter who knows Roger Stone, was the National Enquirer’s source.
  36. extortion
    Ronan Farrow Says National Enquirer Tried to Blackmail Him, TooAnd he’s not the only one.
  37. extortion
    Jeff Bezos Thwarts the National Enquirer’s Nude Picture Extortion AttemptThe Amazon CEO published correspondence between his camp and a tabloid digging up dirt on his affair.
  38. say what now?
    Trump on Bezos Divorce: ‘Going to Be a Beauty’Just a very normal comment from our very normal president.
  39. amazon
    Weird Coincidence: Trump Ally National Enquirer Targets His Nemesis Jeff BezosThe tabloid denied that it’s doing Trump’s bidding by exposing the Amazon CEO’s alleged affair.
  40. amazon
    Amazon Is an Infrastructure Company. The HQ2 Bids Were Reconnaissance.Amazon has morphed from a retailer to an infrastructure company. The data in the HQ2 bids it solicited could guide the next steps in its evolution.
  41. amazon
    Why Amazon Raised Its Minimum Wage to $15The move comes in response to a pressure campaign. But it might also be aimed at increasing labor costs for Amazon’s less stable competitors.
  42. Amazon’s Share of U.S. E-Commerce Market Approaches 50 PercentThe e-commerce giant continues to grow, just like the arms of its CEO.
  43. Report: Trump Is Desperate to Punish Amazon by Doubling Its Postal RateThe U.S. Postmaster General keeps telling him that she can’t do that.
  44. select all
    Customer Gets Stolen Puppy Back From Amazon Driver After Emailing Jeff BezosBezos said the driver in question will no longer be working with the company.
  45. select all
    We Finally Know How Many Amazon Prime Subscribers Exist: 100 MillionA closely guarded statistic finally sees the light of day.
  46. the national interest
    Milton Friedman Predicted Socialism Would Kill Democracy. Instead, Trump Is.Freedom of the press hangs on Jeff Bezos’s conscience. This isn’t how democracy is supposed to work.
  47. the national interest
    Trump is ‘Obsessed’ With Amazon Because He Wants to Crush the Washington PostThe president may not actually be a postal-shipping-rates wonk.
  48. select all
    Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care As Well As Send Me 5-Pound Gummy-Bear BagsAmazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway are forming a new health-care company
  49. The World’s Wealthiest Racked Up Another $1 Trillion in 2017In 2017, as ever, it was good to be rich.
  50. select all
    Guess How Many Pillsbury Biscuits Jeff Bezos Used to Eat DailyJust call him Jeff the Pillsbury Doughbezos.
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