A Chorus of Hopes for the New Year

From a New York Times column by Peter Coy headlined “A Chorus of Hopes for 2023”:

I outsourced my first newsletter of 2023. I asked a variety of people, from many walks of life, both from the United States and abroad, to share their hopes for the new year. The results were so fascinating that I’m thinking of making this into an annual feature. Here’s what people wrote (or, in one case, said).

Jon Gray, the president and chief operating officer of Blackstone, an investment firm with about $950 billion in assets under management: