Should America’s billionaires be paying more tax?
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Wriggling out of paying taxes may be legal, but is it right? Aristotle, Immanuel Kant – and others – have their say.
Jeff Bezos paid no taxes in some years despite gaining billions in wealth.
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A new report found that America's top billionaires paid very little income tax despite tremendous gains in their wealth.
A woman sweeps outside her shack in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. South Africa is among the most unequal societies in the world.
Rethinking capitalism requires that the primary focus should be on the distribution of economic power as the potential leading causal factor driving inequality.
A permanent Moon colony could become a reality in a few decades.
In the coming decades, governments and private companies will set up permanent bases on the Moon and Mars. And at some point, the first galactic baby will be born.
Tesla's stance has also shone the spotlight further onto the carbon footprint of cryptocurrency – an issue that will not go away soon.
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Biak inhabitants fear a new space project of Elon Musk, if it goes ahead, will damage their environment, cultures and livelihoods, and potentially displace local communities.
From dawn til Musk.
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Bitcoin prices have plunged after the world's second richest person tweeted that Tesla would no longer accept the cryptocurrency.
Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson on the International Space Station with a view many more are likely to see soon.
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The first space tourist left Earth 20 years ago aboard a Russian rocket. Now, private companies like Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin are offering trips to the stars for those who can pay.
Space tourism has been slow to get off the ground.
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The first space tourist left Earth 20 years ago aboard a Russian rocket. Now, private companies are on the cusp of offering trips off Earth for those who can pay.
Elon Musk's brain-machine interface technology could bring humans and computers closer together than ever before, and herald a new frontier in healthcare
Cliffs in ancient ice on Mars.
Space mining might be closer than you think. But legal issues about the ownership of space resources must be urgently addressed to avoid space wars over natural resources.
More governments and aid organizations are giving poor people cash.
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Despite evidence that cash payments can help improve well-being, they have limitations as well, according to a development economist.
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Tesla spending billions on Bitcoin is bad news for the company's shareholders and for Elon Musk's admirers - not to mention the planet.
Yachts, such as Roman Abramovich’s “Eclipse,” make up the biggest share of emissions for billionaires who own one.
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Billionaires have carbon footprints hundreds of times higher than the average American. Two scholars tried to put a number on it.
‘It’s a one-way bet.’
There could be a reckoning coming with global regulators.
Tesla is now valued at more than Toyota, Volkswagen, Daimler, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Hyundai and Ford combined. But don't expect that to last.
You might be surprised to find yourself in the company of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos in the world's richest 1%. This has big implications for planetary survival.
A photo taken from the International Space Station in 2014 shows the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft on the left and the unpiloted ISS Progress 57 cargo craft. Six years later, private players have joined the space race.
Over the coming decade, the arrival of constellations of small satellites will reshape the space industry. It constitutes a paradigm shift, particularly in terms of data gathering and processing.
Elon Musk has big plans.
What world will tech billionaires move us towards if they believe that humans are fundamentally dangerous?
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The most interesting thing is how free Gertrude is to move around while the implanted chip collects the data.