Jeff Bezos

Like Alan Bennett but less funny: 'night, Mother at Hampstead Theatre reviewed

6 November 2021 9:00 am

’night, Mother is a two-hander that opens like a comedy sketch. ‘I’m going to kill myself, Mama,’ says Jessie. She’s…

What Prince William gets wrong about space travel

19 October 2021 10:15 pm

Time was when ‘to boldly go where no man has gone before’ was not just a line from Star Trek.…

Dave Eggers cancels Amazon

5 October 2021 9:34 pm

Selling books through Amazon is now part and parcel of a working author’s life. It would be a brave writer…

What Jeff Bezos should have learnt from Neil Armstrong

21 July 2021 8:59 am

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos joined the billionaire space race today in his suitably phallic looking New Shepard rocket. Bezos successfully travelled…

Branson vs Bezos: In praise of the billionaire space race

12 July 2021 8:52 pm

They are rich boys with some very expensive toys. As Richard Branson completes his first space flight, it would be…

How to have an affair

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad After six-and-a-half months apart, I had no trouble recognising my wife. Out she came on to the driveway to…

burkean

Trump’s Burkean moment

5 August 2020 9:50 pm

President Trump surprised some on Saturday when he shared a video from Business Insider explaining that billionaires have amassed half-a-trillion…

big tech

Four main takeaways from the House’s Big Tech antitrust sideshow

31 July 2020 7:55 am

Here’s a terrifying thought: Mark Zuckerberg is the only person in Silicon Valley that the political and intellectual right can…

elites revolution

The mock revolution of the elites

28 July 2020 10:39 pm

‘Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified,’…

Jeff Bezos isn’t a resistance hero – he’s a ruthless monopolist

16 February 2019 9:00 am

It is tempting to view the blow-up between Amazon’s billionaire owner Jeff Bezos and David Pecker, publisher of the tabloid…

Letters: Brexit’s impact on the Irish border issue has been flagged up all along

1 December 2018 9:00 am

The Irish border Sir: Contrary to the assertion that the Irish border ‘only hit the headlines’ after Leo Varadkar became…

Anyone seen Jeff Bezos? I’m here to talk to him about tax

17 November 2018 9:00 am

 Los Angeles/Seattle US stocks briefly rallied after the midterm results as markets looked favourably on a divided Congress and the…

Amazon and Facebook: the twin evils of our age

11 August 2018 9:00 am

They used to say that the primary function of a boat was to be beautiful. I suppose that is why…

The eradication of South Georgia’s rats proves we can do anything – even Brexit

19 May 2018 9:00 am

The extermination of every single one of South Georgia’s rats, for the sake of its birds, was confirmed at a…

High life

30 September 2017 9:00 am

I think this week marks my 40th anniversary as a Spectator columnist, but I’m not 100 per cent certain. All…

Fudging Ireland’s border issue can only mean Troubles ahead

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

The question of what kind of border after Brexit will exist between Northern Ireland and the Republic will, I predict,…

One sympathises with agents to an extent: it’s not entirely their fault that houses are so expensive

Estate agents: we were right about the bastards all along

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Television executives must be longing to make a programme about estate agents that casts the agents in a good light.…

How to tell a tech bubble from a tech revolution

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Technology investing has come a long way since the dotcom bust

You'll probably find this book about the ruthlessness of Amazon at a sharp discount on Amazon

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Do you love Amazon? I have to admit that I do, and that I buy books from it far more…