TouchStone Reads - January 8th 2021


We often set aside articles that are longer, deserve a re-read, are broader in scope…or just for fun – for weekend reading. Below are some from this week – pour yourself a hot cup of coffee & enjoy...

  • Letters from an American – Looking for an intelligent discourse on what’s occurring in America? Historian Heather Cox Richardson has become an overnight phenomenon for her ability to provide a balanced and credible distillation of what it all means… Sign up if you like (Substack)

  • Must Read – Social Capital’s Annual Letter. (Social Capital)

  • 5 Undeniable Long-Term Trends Shaping Society’s Future (Visual Capitalist)

  • 74 of Our Favorite Facts for 2020. Here are the most revealing facts of 2020 (New York Times)

  • Misinformer of the Year: Fox News. The right-wing network has promoted coronavirus misinformation an estimated 13,551 times on its weekday programs over the course of the pandemic. And its lies had a deadly impact. (Media Matters)

  • The future is “Worker’s Choice” (

  • The Sidney Awards. A hard year produces great writing. David Brooks offers the best non-political writing of 2020  (

  • Byron Wein’s 10 Surprises for 2021 (Blackstone)

  • First the Cyberattack Hits. Then the Insider Trading. Researchers share their striking evidence of pre-disclosure spikes in options trading. (Institutional Investor)

  • The relentless 2020 news cycle in one chart (Axiom)

What are you reading or listening to?