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Researchers have found why some people are fans of ultra-rich individuals like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, but not billionaires in general

A mobile billboard calling for higher taxes on the ultra-wealthy with an image of billionaire Jeff Bezos, near the US Capitol on May 17. Drew Angerer/Getty Images People tend to have negative views of massive wealth inequality and billionaires as a class. But a focus on individual billionaires leads people to change their minds, researchers found. The findings help explain why the world's richest people have fans who rush to defend them. America's top-five richest men now have twic...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Science, News, US, America, Trends, Billionaires, Inheritance Tax, Jeff Bezos, Ohio State, Cornell, Forbes, Jeff, Bezos, Walker


Video from Blue Origin's spaceship shows William Shatner gazing at Earth: 'No description can equal this'

William Shatner gazes at Earth from the window of Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule, October 13, 2021. Blue Origin William Shatner flew to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. New video from the spaceship shows the 90-year-old "Star Trek" actor gazing in awe at Earth below. Shatner seemed to experienced the "overview effect" - a profound sense of awe, fragility, and humanity. New video from inside Blue Origin's spaceship shows 90-year-old acto...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mother Earth, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, Overview Effect


William Shatner cried telling Jeff Bezos about his flight to space: 'I hope I never recover from this'

Jeff Bezos pins astronaut wings on William Shatner after the "Star Trek" star's spaceflight on October 13, 2021. Blue Origin William Shatner flew to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. Upon landing back on Earth, an emotional Shatner shared his reflections on the flight with Jeff Bezos. Shatner said looking at the blackness of space was like looking at death: "I hope I never recover from this." William Shatner poured his heart out on camera after...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Mars, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mother Earth, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner


Jeff Bezos chauffeured William Shatner and the rest of the Blue Origin flight crew to the site of Wednesday's rocket launch

Blue Origin founder and ex-Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos drove William Shatner and the rest of the crew to the Blue Origin launch site for Wednesday's spaceflight. Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," can be seen in the backseat. The flight is Bezos's spaceflight company's second with passengers. Actor William Shatner and the rest of the Blue Origin flight crew had a special driver to the site of Wednesday's rocket launch.Blue Origin fou...
Tags: Amazon, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Space Race, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, Andy Jassy, Tech Insider, Rivian


Jeff Bezos' rocket company just flew TV star William Shatner to the edge of space - watch the video

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Update: William Shatner and three other passengers flew to the edge of space aboard the New Shepard rocket and landed saf...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


William Shatner completes flight on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Star Trek actor, 90, made a real-life leap into the stars, as Amazon owner Bezos aims to dominate space tourism industryThe Star Trek actor William Shatner has become the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, was invited by the private space company’s found...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, James Kirk


Ground control to Captain Kirk! William Shatner is off to the final frontier, for real

At the age of 90, the Star Trek star is set to board Jeff Bezos’s space ship today. It’s just the latest chapter in a long relationship between the sci-fi smash and real-life space odysseysWilliam Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space‘Risk is our business!” So declared William Shatner in the 1968 Star Trek episode Return to Tomorrow. His character, Cpt James T Kirk, in a speech worthy of his real-life inspiration President John F Kennedy, led his crew through an i...
Tags: Space, Science, Television, Nasa, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, John F Kennedy, Mars, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, Kirk, Shatner, Kirk William Shatner


Watch live as Jeff Bezos' rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space today

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Five decades after debuting as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," actor William Shatner...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


William Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Famed Star Trek actor, 90, set for real-life leap into the starsAmazon owner Bezos bids to dominate space tourism industryWilliam Shatner, the veteran actor who spent four decades playing the fearless commander of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, is set for a real-life leap into the stars early on Wednesday on the next stage of billionaire Jeff Bezos’s quest to dominate the fledgling space tourism industry.The successful completion of the 11-minute flight alongside three civilian crew mates, with lif...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, Shatner, Van Horn Texas


Watch live as Jeff Bezos' rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space on Wednesday

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is about to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The company, founded by Jeff Bezos, is scheduled to launch Shatner and three other passengers on Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Three decades after starring as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," actor William Sha...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


Some Blue Origin employees say Jeff Bezos' space company has an 'authoritarian bro culture' that demoralized workers, a new report says

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images A new report from The Washington Post details a dysfunctional "bro culture" at Blue Origin. Workers told The Post that they felt demoralized by a lack of response to complaints of a "toxic" workplace. Last month, an open letter accused Blue Origin of ignoring employee concerns about safety and sexism. Blue Origin employees say Jeff Bezos' space company has fostered a "dysfunctional" and "demoralizing" work culture that cause...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Smith, William Shatner, The Washington Post, Cnbc, Blue Origin


William Shatner's trek to space is delayed as Blue Origin moves New Shepard's launch day

AP Photo/Steven Senne; Blue Origin; Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters Actor William Shatner was scheduled to visit space on a Blue Origin aircraft on Tuesday. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company, announced the launch was delayed because of weather. It's now expected to launch on Wednesday. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner was supposed to head to space on a Blue Origin aircraft on Tuesday, but the trip was delayed because of weather. The delay was announced by the spaceflight ...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, Shatner, New Shepard, Steven Senne, Wally Funk, Anushree Fadnavis Reuters, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Sarah Al Arshani


Blue Origin postpones William Shatner’s space flight by a day

William Shatner is heading to space on October 13th | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic  Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin said Sunday it will postpone the flight that is slated to fly William Shatner to space due to forecasted high winds at its launch site. The flight of the company’s New Shepard spacecraft is now scheduled for 9:30AM ET on October 13th, a day later than originally planned. It’s targeted to lift off from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in Texas. A stat...
Tags: Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, Wally Funk, Medidata, Chris Boshuizen, Oliver Daeman


90-year-old 'Star Trek' actor William Shatner will fly into space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin mission later this month

AP Photo/Steven Senne Blue Origin announced that William Shatner will be traveling on its next mission into space. Shatner said he is excited to see outer space after playing Captain Kirk for so many years. The actor will be joined by a Blue Origin executive, NASA engineer, and healthcare entrepreneur. See more stories on Insider's business page. After decades of playing Captain Kirk, William Shatner will be traveling to outer space for the first time.The Hollywood star, best known fo...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Bezos, Kirk, James T Kirk


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin reportedly fired a longtime senior executive over allegations of inappropriate behavior in the workplace

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. HO/Mike Brown/Space Florida Blue Origin fired a senior executive in 2019 over allegations of inappropriate behavior, per The Washington Post. One former employee told The Post that the exec embarrassed her in front of others in a meeting. It follows former and current Blue Origin staff writing about the company's alleged sexist work culture. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' spaceflight firm, Blue Origin, fired a longtime s...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Washington Post, Fired, Sexism, Trends, Employees, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Smith, Termination, Cnbc, Executive, Blue Origin


Blue Origin employees say they wouldn't feel safe riding the company's rockets, and it's 'lucky' nothing has happened

Jeff Bezos (left) launched aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right) in July. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Twenty-one Blue Origin employees published a whistle-blowing open letter on Thursday. Some employees said they wouldn't ride a Blue Origin rocket due to safety concerns. One said it's "lucky" nothing has happened. No federal agency regulates passenger safety on private spaceflights. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a scalding open letter...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Faa, United Launch Alliance, Rocket Launch, Cnbc, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


‘You can’t sue your way to the moon’: Elon Musk intensifies Bezos space feud

SpaceX founder, who in April won a contract from Nasa, took a jab at Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin for suing when it lost out on dealElon Musk intensified the feud over lawsuits and rocket sizes with space rival Jeff Bezos this week, kicking off the latest round in the billionaire battle over humanity’s return to the moon.The SpaceX founder, who in April won a contract from Nasa to build the next-generation spacecraft to take astronauts to the moon’s surface for the first time since 1972, took a jab...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, World news, US news, Nasa, Moon, Jeff Bezos, Bezos


21 current and former Blue Origin employees accuse Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images Blue Origin sacrificed safety to compete with other billionaires, 21 current and former employees allege. The employees said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture at the company. Blue Origin told CBS it doesn't tolerate harassment at the company and would investigate, but did not comment on safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of current and former Blue Origin employees accu...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


Several current and former Blue Origin employees have accused the company of sacrificing safety in order to win the space race

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images Blue Origin sacrificed safety to compete with other billionaires, current and former employees said. The former head of Blue Origin Employee Communications and 20 others made the statement. They said "making progress for Jeff" Bezos "seemed to take precedence over safety concerns." See more stories on Insider's business page. Current and former employees of Blue Origin accused the company of sacrificing safety in order to wi...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, News UK, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Tech Insider, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Blue Origin Blue Origin Getty Images Blue Origin, Blue Origin Employee Communications, Jeff Bezos Alexandra Abrams


Open letter from former and current Blue Origin employees accuses Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin / Getty Images An open letter says former and current Blue Origin employees believe the company sacrificed safety. A former Blue Origin communications head said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture. Blue Origin said it'd investigate the harassment claims but didn't comment on the safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. An open letter written by a group describing itself as 21 former and cur...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Fortune, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


Open letter from '21 former and current' Blue Origin employees accuses Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin / Getty Images An open letter says a group of former and current Blue Origin employees believe the company sacrificed safety. A former Blue Origins communications head said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture. Blue Origin said it'd investigate the harassment claims but didn't comment on the safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. An open letter written by a group describing itself as "21 f...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Fortune, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


Cooler giant Yeti took a playful swipe at Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos' space race with a billboard urging the billionaires to explore earth and 'save billions'

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have spent billions on space exploration, but Yeti has a counter-message: "See Space. Save Billions," and just go outside. Katie Canales/Insider Yeti has a billboard in Austin of a star-filled night sky with the line "See Space. Save Billions." The company told Insider it was inspired by billionaire space racers like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Bezos poured billions of his Amazon stock into Blue Origin, which flew to the edge of space in July. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Media, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Retail, Mars, Jeff Bezos, West Coast, Yeti


Bill Gates takes a dig at Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk: 'Space? We have a lot to do here on Earth'

Susan Walsh/AP; Joshua Roberts/Reuters; Axel Schmidt/Getty Images During an interview with James Corden, Bill Gates poked fun at the billionaire space race. Gates comments come a few months after Bezos and Richard Branson took private jets into outer space. The interview was days after Gates was asked on camera about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates dissed Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk's preoccupation with outer space during...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Bill Gates, United Nations


SpaceX is launching its first all-civilian space mission tomorrow - here's what the flight means for the future of space tourism

The four members of the Inspiration4 crew will orbit around Earth for three days. Netflix On September 15, SpaceX will launch Inspiration4, it's first all-civilian mission to space. The crew of four has spent months in rigorous training to prepare for the flight. While space tourism isn't accessible for everyone yet, this all-civilian trip marks an important milestone in space travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Sept. 15, 2021, the next batch of space tour...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Opinion, Time, Trends, Earth, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Tourism, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Falcon, Nordic


Elon Musk's SpaceX calls out Amazon in latest spat over Starlink: 'Despite its theatrics, Amazon does not identify a single fact, figure, or scintilla of data that SpaceX omitted from its application'

Jeff Bezos (left) and Elon Musk. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts SpaceX responded on Thursday to Amazon's latest jab over its plans to expand Starlink. The previous day, Amazon took aim at Elon Musk, saying the CEO believes "rules are for other people." The letter is one of five heated exchanges between the two companies over the satellite system. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the latest in a series of spats between Elon Musk's and Jeff Bezos' companies, SpaceX cal...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, Joshua Roberts, Bezos Blue Origin


Amazon rips into Elon Musk in its dispute over Starlink, saying his companies believe 'rules are for other people'

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Amazon ripped into SpaceX and Elon Musk in its latest FCC filing over a Starlink complaint. The company said the SpaceX CEO believes "rules are for other people." The letter comes a week after SpaceX said Jeff Bezos' lawsuits were hindering the company's progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon ripped into Elon Musk in its latest filing in a series of tiffs with SpaceX over its plans to expand Starlink ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Getty Images, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Musk, Blue Origin


Elon Musk's SpaceX says Jeff Bezos' lawsuits have 'become a bigger bottleneck than the technology' as his companies have filed complaints roughly every 16 days this year

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer Elon Musk said Jeff Bezos has taken on suing SpaceX as his "full-time job." On Tuesday, SpaceX issued a response to a protest letter from Amazon designed to halt Starlink Gen2. In the letter, SpaceX called Bezos' lawsuits a massive "bottleneck" to the company's progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. The billionaires are at it again. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took aim at ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Pluto, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, Amazon and Blue Origin


Blue Origin Employees Are Jumping Ship

Jeff Bezos might have felt triumphant when he rocketed toward the edge of space last month, but apparently the same can’t be said about other employees at Blue Origin. On Friday, CNBC was first to report that over a dozen engineers had left Bezos’s company in recent weeks, with some departing for high-ranking roles at…Read more...
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Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 August 2021

A new Nissan Leaf for under $20k? See last item for details.   369 Supporters (unchanged from last week) Target :  400  Please Join Here   Good morning It has been an exciting week, albeit in a simultaneously fun and frustrating way – trying to arrange my new computer into the most convenient and productive setup.  Plus, I’ve been writing on the topic, putting together a “Buyers’ Guide” to a new laptop.  Many of us are slowly coming to realize that our computers won’t be...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Spacex, UK, Science, London, Greece, Congress, Israel, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tesla, Eu


Blue Origin has a new publicity strategy: Posting salty graphics that trash competitors like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic

Jeff Bezos (left) and Elon Musk (right) have a longstanding rivalry. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Blue Origin seems to have a new strategy for boosting its image and trashing competitors: salty graphics. The rocket company posted jabs at SpaceX and NASA online after NASA snubbed its lunar lander. Blue Origin previously fired shots at Virgin Galactic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos in 2000, is b...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Getty Images, Virgin Galactic, Moon, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Jupiter, Branson, Musk



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