Jeff Bezos Risks It All for His Space Dream

Plus: The origins of Blue Origin, Apple’s annoying error messages, and a Kardashian plot twist.

Jeff Bezos stands in front of Blue Origin rocket

Amazon’s founder won’t be the first billionaire to leave Earth, but he is the one with the most on the line.Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images

Hi everyone. This week we learned how little billionaires pay in taxes and that they like to go to space. So how about a big hairy entry tax for those returning to Earth? Pay up or stay up!

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