What are we reading? December 3, 2020

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web


Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:


Rich and getting richer by the minute: 2020 has been a big bucks year thus far for the top 10 members of the world's Daddy Warbucks Way Too Much Money For One Person Billionaire League. – Buy Shares



Interesting insights into ocean farming and how it promises to help feed Earth's multibillions. – Ocean Today



More bad news for stock futures: the solar system is set to disintegrate far sooner than originally thought. Don't buy any green bananas. – Live Science



For travel buffs: new jet engine could get you anywhere you want to go in two hours or less. That's if anywhere is open to incoming travellers. – Popular Mechanics



Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor:

Interview with one of the now-fired U.S. president’s most brutally insightful critics – his niece, psychologist Mary Trump. She puts her finger on the collective mental scars inflicted by her uncle’s four years in the White House:

“We basically now live in fear of our fellow human beings, and on top of all that is this sense of betrayal. For some of us it’s the sense that we believed that our government was there to protect us and help us in tough times, and clearly that hasn’t happened. In fact, the opposite is the case – the government has actually made things worse.” – Vanity Fair



The pandemic has spurred a big spike in the pet business – and in the number of scams perpetrated by flimflam artists hawking pricy dogs and cats but failing to deliver after money changes hands. – citynews1130