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Trader Digest: The Greatest Tax Heist in History

This Week in Trader Digest we’ve been reading about the elusive Mackenzie Scott, one of the world’s richest women. An unemployed trader tells his story of how he continued to make millions through controversial Cum-Ex trades, and a documentary reveals the dark arts of social networking...

WHAT WE’RE READING

The Inside Story of MacKenzie Scott, the Mysterious 60-Billion-Dollar Woman
‘Amazon’s first employee, Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife, and one of the world’s richest women is rewriting the philanthropy playbook’ MARKER.MEDIUM

Aviation Outsider Builds Supersonic Jet for Transatlantic Flight
‘Blake Scholl just kept turning up. For months he would rent a plane in Silicon Valley, fly himself to California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, and get a table at the Voyager restaurant, a well-known hangout for modern-day aviation mavens.’ BLOOMBERG

Former Library Employee Accused of Stealing $1.3 Million Worth of Printer Toner
‘WTF?! Workplace theft isn't a new phenomenon, but this case is a little different.’ TECHSPOT

QAnon High Priest Was Just Trolling Away as a Citigroup Tech Executive
‘Jason Gelinas lived a normal suburban life with a plum Wall Street gig. He also ran the conspiracy theory’s biggest news hub.’ BLOOMBERG

The Unemployed Trader Who Became a $700 Million Exile
‘When Sanjay Shah lost his job during the financial crisis more than a decade ago, he was one of thousands of mid-level traders suddenly out of work. Shah didn’t take long to get back into the game.’ BLOOMBERG

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO

Coronavirus Clampdowns Go Regional
‘Tension over Coronavirus rules pervaded local and national UK politics this week as the north of England faced further restrictions, and pubs and restaurants in central Scotland were closed.’ FINANCIAL TIMES

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
‘Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in 21st century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep.’ AUDIBLE

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

The Social Dilemma
‘This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.’ NETFLIX

Tom Kerridge's Lose Weight for Good
'Tom recruits and mentors a group of struggling dieters. He wants to prove they can lose weight for good by following his incredibly simple but delicious low-calorie recipes.' BBC