In space, nobody can hear Jeff Bezos. So can Richard Branson go too? | Marina Hyde

News that the Amazon overlord is about to jet off has got the Virgin boss clamouring to get there first. You can do it, Richard!

It’s famously impossible to take a bathroom break during a rocket launch, meaning Jeff Bezos will soon experience what it’s like to be one of his warehouse workers. Or, as the Amazon boss put it last week: “To see the Earth from space … changes your relationship with humanity.” That’s hugely encouraging. I feel like we’re just one successful interstellar wormhole mission to a distant galaxy away from allowing employees to unionise.

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