World Headlines: May 17

What's happening around the world and at home.

Biden bashed by Bezos

In his Amazon retirement, Jeff Bezos appears to have found a new pastime: twitter sparring with the president of the United States. Biden tweeted that increasing taxes on businesses would aid in reducing inflation, which Bezos dismissed.

He also took exception to Biden's effort to pass the Build Back Better bill, which he said "would inject even more stimulus into an already over-heated, inflationary economy." (According to Bezos)

Sweden ends 200 years of neutrality

The Scandinavian countries of Sweden and Finland announced that they will apply for NATO membership in the coming days, extending the military alliance's border with Russia by a factor of two. “We can no longer trust that there will be a peaceful future next to Russia on our own,” said Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin.

Netflix tells employees- if you don’t like it, leave

When Netflix updated its culture guidelines last week, it included a new section called "artistic expression." It reads, "We let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them," and "if you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.” After the worldwide release of Dave Chappelle's comedy special in fall 2021, some Netflix employees walked out.

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