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“I am happily living in ‘the other Washington,’ where I have a day job that I love.” JEFFREY P. BEZOS, the Seattle billionaire, on his plans after buying The Washington Post for $250 million. Quotation of the Day for Tuesday, August 6, 2013 – NYTimes.com.

Macau Considers Requiring Tourists to Declare Cash – Bloomberg

Macau is considering a system requiring travelers to declare the cash they carry across the border, according to a government agency that sets anti-money laundering guidelines. The world’s largest gambling hub is studying a “cross-border cash declaration system, but no timeframe, declaration threshold or penalties are determined yet at the …

Inside Opulent, Oligarch-Worthy Projects by Candy & Candy – Globe Trotting – Curbed National

British luxury property moguls Christian and Nick Candy—the duo behind London’s wildly expensive One Hyde Park—are taking their billionaire-pleasing show across the pond, attempting to work their brand of money-making magic on this penthouse atop Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel. The brothers snapped up the 6,300-square-foot space for $25.9M, after a pre-sale …

Fiction Review: Capital Punishment by Robert Wilson.

Set in London, this energetic, thoughtful first in a new series from Gold Dagger Award–winner Wilson (A Small Death in Lisbon) introduces Charles Boxer, a former cop turned private security professional specializing in kidnapping. When 25-year-old Alyshia D’Cruz, the daughter of a self-made Indian billionaire, is kidnapped after an evening …

How rich are the top 1 percent of billionaires?

Forbes is out with its latest list and ranking of billionaires, and it’s full, as usual, of fascinating information. They count 1,426 billionaires who together control an aggregate $5.4 trillion of wealth. Since I’m interested in the dynamics of inequality, I thought it might be interesting to specifically look at …