Tag : Jeff Bezos

Amazon’s Minimum Wage: Compassion or Trade Union Influence?

3 months ago / 0 comments

This week, it was announced by Amazon owner Jeff Bezos that all Amazon workers were to receive a minimum wage increase (to $15 an hour in the United States and £9.50 outside of London in the United Kingdom). While this has been widely and rightly praised by members of the … Read More

Is the Hyperloop the future of travel?

12 months ago / 0 comments

We might not be as far away from hyper-speed travel as you might think. Although it isn’t quite teleportation, the Hyperloop combines a vacuum, a train, and levitating magnets to shoot you towards your destination at hundreds of miles an hour. The magnetic levitation ‘maglev’ train is lifted above rails … Read More

There seems to be a new space race on the horizon

1 year ago / 0 comments

However, unlike before, the race is not fuelled by the cold war rivalry between the USA and the USSR, it is fuelled by private corporations. Investment is flooding into the space industry. The global space economy was worth $329 billion in 2016, and three-quarters of that sum came from private … Read More