TouchStone Reads - March 12th, 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...

  • Which Vaccine? Making sense of the differences between COVID-19 vaccines, for public and personal health. (Slate)

  • Reason Evolved Not to Help Us Make Better Decisions, But to Help Us Win Arguments (Anything Different)

  • The Most Important Chart of the Decade (Irrelevant Investor)

  • ‘This Is Unprecedented’: Why America’s Housing Market Has Never Been Weirder (The Atlantic)

  • The Bitcoin Lottery The sudden rise of “special purpose acquisitions companies” and cryptocurrencies speaks less to the virtues of these vehicles than to the excesses of the current bull market. (Project Syndicate)

  • Medal of dishonour: why do so many people cheat in online video games? (The Guardian)

  • The Empty Religions of Instagram. How did influencers become our moral authorities? (New York Times)

  • The Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts (Vox)

  • The Dude Survives: Jeff Bridges on the Enduring “Big Lebowski” (Rolling Stone)

What are you reading or listening to?