TouchStone Reads - January 29th, 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...

  • Why you should care about data privacy even if you have “nothing to hide”. Yes, your data is used to sell you shoes. But it also may be used to sell you an ideology. (Recode)

  • Kicking people off social media isn’t about free speech. The debate over deplatforming Trump has overshadowed how effective social media bans are at fighting extremism. (Vox)

  • 100 Tips For a Better Life (Ideopunk)

  • Nobody — And We Mean Nobody — Was Consistently Great Like Hank Aaron. How do you get to 755 home runs without ever cracking 50 in a season? Unrelenting consistency. (fivethirtyeight)

  • The Triumph of Dumb Money: It may be a “digital boiler room,” but Robinhood mostly won 2020. Does a reckoning await? (Institutional Investor)

  • Reddit’s r/WallstreetBets breaks all-time traffic record as hedge fund bleeds (Mashable)

  • A remarkable East Coast Obituary (Twitter)

  • A Witness to History and Bernie Sanders in His Mittens (New York Times)

What are you reading or listening to?