Friday's Fast Five: Week of 6.3
The 50 Highest-Paid Athletes Made Nearly $3 Billion; Here’s A Breakdown Of The Numbers (Forbes): The world’s 50 highest-paid athletes raked in $2.97 billion before taxes and agents’ fees over the 12 months ending May 1, smashing 2021’s record total of $2.76 billion. This year’s list features many more notable numbers, however. Here’s a breakdown.
"Covid Zero" is Crushing China (The Overshoot): Production and consumption both cratered in April. The impact on the rest of the world is uncertain.
As Biden Zeroes In on Student-Loan Forgiveness Decision, Voter Anxiety Grows (Wall Street Journal): President Biden in the coming weeks is expected to decide whether to put forward a student-loan forgiveness plan.
Smaller, warmer Davos confronts a siloed world (Reuters): The World Economic Forum is showing signs of a more siloed world. Political, business and financial leaders and their entourages are convening in Davos, Switzerland this week after a delay of more than two years. As economies turn inward and markets tumble, founder Klaus Schwab’s knack for brokering cross-border relationships faces a stiff test.
3-2-1: How to change someone’s mind, the balance between justice and compassion, and looking foolish (James Clear): Author of Atomic Habits, James Clear, offers three ideas from himself, two quotes from others and asks, "Am I willing to look foolish today so I can learn something that will make me better tomorrow?"