Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson Shouldn’t Be Going to Space – The Atlantic

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson are choosing a terrible time to leave Earth. Getty; The Atlantic Dear billionaires, no one cares whom you beat to space. After Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, announced that he would join the first crewed flight by his rocket company, Blue Origin, later this month, Richard Branson just couldn’t […]

Bloomberg Writer Argues That ‘Billionaire’ Is Becoming a Slur

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty) George Mason University professor Tyler Cowen, a plutocratic bootlicker who once argued that rich people should be allowed to speed because their time is more valuable than the rest of us hoi polloi, is worried. He’s worried about billionaires—specifically, their feelings. You see, according to Cowen, the term “billionaire” has become […]

Gawker’s Demise and the Trump-Era Threat to the First Amendment – The New Yorker

  When Hulk Hogan faced off in court against the Web site Gawker, earlier this year, it was easy to become distracted by the rococo tawdriness of the spectacle. After all, the case centered on the leak of a surreptitiously videotaped sexual encounter between Hogan, the professional wrestler, and the wife of his erstwhile best […]

All of a Sudden, Economists Are Getting Real Jobs – Bloomberg View

John Maynard Keynes wrote in 1930 that “if economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.” Almost a century later, he’s getting his wish. Economists tend to be a grandiose bunch. They advise presidents and billionaires. They are generally unashamed about offering […]