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We must fight powerful bullies, whether they are Putin, briscola, or tech billionaires

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I keep running into people who feel overwhelmed by so many seemingly unrelated but terrifying things occurring all at once. “How can all this be happening?” they ask. But these things are connected. They are reinforci...

‘Extra level of power’: billionaires who have bought up the media

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Elon Musk’s $44bn takeover of Twitter is a “chilling development” in billionaires’ desire to increase their political influence by buying up many of the world’s largest and most influential media brands, a leading Bri...

Could space-going billionaires be the vanguard of a cosmic revolution?

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I’m old enough to have watched the grainy TV images of the first moon landings by Apollo 11 nel 1969. I can never look at the moon without recalling this heroic exploit. It was achieved only 12 years after the first ob...

WeCrashed review – prepare to boggle at Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway’s toxic billionaires

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WeCrashed could equally well be named WeBoggle. This dramatisation of the already fairly dramatic real-life rise and fall of the property rental company WeWork is Apple TV+’s entry into the growing fashion for factual...

Tate galleries cut ties with sanctioned billionaires after Ukraine invasion

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The Tate has severed relations with Viktor Vekselberg and Petr Aven after the Russian billionaires were sanctioned by the US and EU after the invasion of Ukraine. Vekselberg, the founder of a Russian energy conglomera...

Canada imposes sanctions on Russian billionaires including Abramovich

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Canada has imposed sanctions on five Russian individuals including billionaire Roman Abramovich and is barring 32 Russian companies and government entities from receiving defense equipment or supplies from Canada. Il...

Three more Russian billionaires resign from LetterOne board

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Three more Russian billionaires have resigned from the board of the $22bn (£17bn) investment firm LetterOne after the EU imposed sanctions on its two biggest shareholders. L'azienda, which owns the health retail cha...

Meet the oligarchs: the Russian billionaires whose jets, yachts and mansions are now in the crosshairs

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For a growing number of Russia’s richest and most powerful men, now would be a very bad time to take their private jets and superyachts to their mansions in the United States. Yesterday, the White House announced it w...

Two top Russian billionaires speak out against invasion of Ukraine

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Russian billionaires Mikhail Fridman and Oleg Deripaska have become two of the country’s first leading businesspeople to speak out against Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Fridman, who is one of Russia’s riche...

Imperial War Museum to use billionaire’s gift to open new galleries

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Images that tell the story of war and conflict over more than 100 years are to go on display for the first time next year in new Imperial War Museum galleries. A multimillion-pound donation from the Blavatnik Family F...

Recensione Taming the Garden: affascinante studio della follia distruttiva di un miliardario

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Come un triste, re avido in qualche fiaba o parabola, è partito il miliardario georgiano ed ex primo ministro Bidzina Ivanishvili, sei anni fa, acquistare e sradicare centinaia di magnifici alberi maturi e trasportarli...

Root of the problem: the brutal creation of a billionaire’s pleasure garden

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Villagers gather round kitchen tables, squabbling about the fate of huge trees, some of which have stood for centuries in front of their homes. What does one tree matter if its removal means the roads will be improved...

Betting billionaire’s charity cuts donations from £9m to £6m

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A charity founded by Denise Coates, the billionaire boss of online gambling firm Bet365, has reduced its donations to good causes from £9m to £6m, despite its reserves swelling by almost 50% to £568m. Accounts filed a...

Metaverse, Mars, meditation retreats: billionaires want to escape the world they ruined

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On Thursday Facebook announced a groundbreaking and innovative new distraction from their PR disaster. As journalists continue to pore over thousands of leaked documents that show the company is fully aware that it is...

House Democrats are scared to tax billionaires – that’s a costly mistake

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Questa settimana, House Democrats released their proposed tax increases to fund Joe Biden’s $3.5tn social policy plan. The biggest surprise: they didn’t go after the huge accumulations of wealth at the top – representing th...

The party’s over: China clamps down on its tech billionaires

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In a Politburo group study session on 23 novembre 2015, il presidente della Cina, Xi Jinping, recommended the book Capital in the Twenty-First Century by the French economist Thomas Piketty. “The rich data he used demonstrat...

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