Weekend here! Pour yourself a mug Ecuador’s Finca Meridian Coffee, grab a seat by the pool, and get ready to read our long form weekend:
A Sharks are attacking again: With decades of discontent and fighting hunger, ‘The Shark’ is throwing golf back into chaos. This time he is doing it with Saudi money. (Washington Post)
A NextDor Quest to lose toxic content and make money The social media site is trying to tarnish its image by dividing the surrounding area. But what is the platform without all the awkward comments and uncomfortable politics? (Citylab)
A The Greatest Privilege We Never Talk About: Beauty The benefits of being attractive are immense. Beauty can be the single greatest physical benefit of your life *. And yet, compared to other benefits arising from race, gender or sexuality, we don’t talk much about it. (Medium)
A A Billion-Dollar Crypto Gaming Startup Promises Assets and Delivers Disaster: Axis Infinity’s “play-to-earn” video game vision has been shattered, and the company behind it now tells players who shopped at the promotion it was never for money. (Business Week)
A Amazon has fired Chris Smalls. Now the new union leader is one of his biggest problems. What’s next for America’s new labor movement? (Vox)
A Surrealism of CIA hacker revenge A hot-headed coder is accused of exposing the agency’s hacking arsenal Did he betray his country because he was upset with his colleagues? (New Yorker)
A Utah faces an ‘environmental nuclear bomb’ as Great Salt Lake dries up Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City. (New York Times)
A EU after Ukraine: Over time, the de facto centralization and depoliticization of the political economy of the Union has inserted a hierarchical center-perimeter dimension between the Union. “Rule of law” established as the rule of an omnipotent court; The increasingly prudent economic policy of the European Central Bank, which is officially rule-based but politically independent; And re-education backed by European “values” has led the EU to increasingly equate itself with a liberal empire, both economically and culturally, as legitimacy for the latter. (American Affairs)
A At one time, Republican politicians were champions of reason and compromise Senator Margaret Chase Smith, a Republican from Maine, stood up against Republican Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin and his supporters, who were running rampant against American democracy. (Letter from an American)
A Star Wars: Rebellion will be television Obi-Wan Kenobi’s master plan with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, Andor with Diego Lunar, Ahsoka— with Rosario Dawson and the exclusive appearance of a fleet of new shows. (Vanity Fair)
Be sure to check out our Business Masters next week with Mark Mobius of Mobius Capital. Known as the “Godfather of Emerging Markets”, he was tapped by Sir John Templeton in 1987 to run the Templeton Emerging Markets, one of the world’s first EM funds. Over the next 30 years, he visited 112 countries, invested in 5,000+ companies, and traveled 1,000,000+ miles. It has helped Templeton Emerging Markets Group grow from $ 100 million in six markets to দেশে 40 billion in 70 countries.
We asked 2,000 Americans about their biggest concerns. The Sounding Answer: Inflation
Source: Five Thirty Eight
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