It’s rare for Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to agree on things.
As of May 16, the former is reportedly the richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $213 billion. Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The second is the second richest person on earth. His wealth is estimated at $135 billion.
The clashes between Musk and Bezos over the conquest of space through their respective companies SpaceX and Blue Origin are especially evident.
So far, the two have also had different styles. Musk is a combative man and a go-getter. Nothing energizes him except for controversy. He responds to his critics with a tic to tac and doesn’t hold back from any opponent. In addition, Musk likes to fight in public, on Twitter, the social network he is also acquiring.
Bezos is known for his caution and rarely expresses his opinion.Amazon founder (Amazon) – Get the Amazon.com, Inc. report Attacks by politicians are often overlooked, especially by former President Donald Trump, who made Bezos and Amazon his favorite targets.
Two billionaires now agree on different topics
But lately, the two tech tycoons have seemed to set aside their differences and squabbles over important topics.Last month, they agreeas we reported, on private sector solutions to help address homelessness in San Francisco.
On April 9, Bezos tweeted to Musk: “Convert Twitter SF HQ into a homeless shelter because no one shows up anyway.” He referred to Amazon’s similar implementation in Seattle. solution.
“Good idea,” Musk responded.
Bezos has since become more active on Twitter, seemingly imitating Musk. In fact, the tycoon has been interacting with his 4.3 million followers for a few days and giving his opinion on a variety of topics. On top of that, he has become more combative in the face of politicians, especially President Joe Biden, whom he has been criticizing in recent days.
“The new disinformation committee should review this tweet, or they may need to form a new non-Sequitur committee,” Bezos Comment Biden said on May 13 that to keep inflation down, the richest companies should pay their share of the fare.
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“Raising corporate taxes is up for discussion. Curbing inflation is the key to the discussion. Mixing them up is just misleading,” Bezos added.
The next day, Bezos criticize The Biden administration comes as the president seeks credit for reducing the deficit. The former Amazon boss can’t accept that, noting that Democrats are trying to inject more stimulus into the economy as prices soar.
“In fact, the government worked hard to inject more stimulus into an already overheated, inflationary economy, and only Manchin saved them from himself. Inflation is a regressive tax that hurts the least well-off the most. Misleading right The state is not helping,” Bezos wrote on May 15.
government is the problem
Bezos doesn’t seem to want to stop. He seems to like the new Biden adversary suit that Musk also likes to wear. While consumers still face the highest inflation in more than 40 years, the two billionaires have just identified the culprit.
For Musk and Bezos, it’s the stimulus to help consumers during the pandemic that’s driving inflation. Basically, the culprit behind the recent surge in grocery receipts is the federal government.
“Look, a squirrel! This is a statement from the White House regarding my recent tweet. It’s understandable that they want to confuse the topic,” Bezos attacked on May 16. “They know inflation hurts the most in need. But unions don’t cause inflation and neither do the rich.”
“Remember, the government did its best to add another $3.5 trillion to federal spending. They failed, but if they succeeded, inflation would be higher than it is today, which is at its highest level in 40 years .”
When asked about Bezos’ criticism hours later, Musk appeared to agree with his billionaire counterpart.
In a video posted on Twitter, the serial entrepreneur said in a video appearance at the All-In Summit in Miami Beach: “The real cause of inflation is that the government prints hundreds of millions of dollars more than it actually is. .”
“I think @JeffBezos’ recent attacks on @JoeBiden Admin are mostly wrong. As @POTUS and I have asserted, there is every reason to believe that we should raise taxes to reduce demand to curb inflation, and that increases should be as progressive as possible ,” commented Larry Summers, a former Treasury secretary who is now a Harvard professor. Summers has been warning of the growing risk of a recession.
What Musk and Bezos have in common is that they are both involved in two anti-union companies — Tesla and Amazon. But a Biden administration is pushing big companies to return to unionism, thereby supporting workers trying to unionize.