Thursday, September 23, 2021

Tag: Jeff Bezos

Jeff ‘Space Cowboy’ Bezos

Space flights used to achieve scientific purpose. Now they're a rich man's carnival ride.

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and you. Which one pays taxes?

Leaked IRS data shows just how little billionaires pay in taxes.

Musk’s and Bezos’s great escape

It’s understandable that the super wealthy might wish to escape the gravitational pull of the rest of us. But there’s really no escape.

Bezos, McConnell, and Covid capitalism

The heinous resurgence of COVID makes clear that corporations need more – not fewer – incentives to protect their workers from the virus.

American billionaires’ net worth up $931 billion since start of COVID-19...

The total collective wealth of American billionaires is "nearly double the $2.1 trillion in total wealth held by the bottom half of the population, or 165 million Americans."

‘Slap in the face’: As Bezos wealth jumps $30 billion amid...

“It just shows how very little regard Amazon has for its overworked employees.”

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight the climate crisis

"We applaud Jeff Bezos' philanthropy, but one hand cannot give what the other is taking away."

Should there be a maximum income?

What, after all, is the guiding light of society?

Bernie’s right: Three billionaires really do have more wealth than half...

And in addition to the 3 billionaires Bernie mentioned, we should also be worried about the expanding fortunes of multi-generational wealth dynasties.

After raising hourly wages to $15, Amazon-owned Whole Foods reportedly slashed...

"Just about every person on our team has complained about their hours being cut. Some have had to look for other jobs as they can't make ends meet."

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How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

Babies poop has ten times more microplastics than in adults, study finds

“Unfortunately, with the modern lifestyle, babies are exposed to so many different things for which we don't know what kind of effect they can have later in their life.”

WHO updates Air Quality Guidelines

The WHO determined that air pollution inflicts on human health at even lower concentrations than previously understood.

Eugenics rears its unsavory head: Vaccine schism saves the intelligent & sacrifices the backward

Right-wing vaccine resistance could remove thousands of Trump voters in critical red states.