TouchStone Reads - April 1st, 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...

  • Merck’s Little Brown Pill Could Transform the Fight Against Covid T (Businessweek)

  • NFT artwork by humanoid robot sells at auction for nearly $700,000. This makes the ~$28K paid for a half eaten grilled cheese with the 'image' of the Virgin Mary look like quite a bargain (2004) (Reuters)

  • The Dumbest Financial Story of 2021: Everyone involved should be embarrassed. (Slate)

  • Why we can’t stop talking about billionaires (Vox)

  • How to Fix SPACs: Keep Their Backers Locked In Longer (Dealbook)

  • When the Workers Own the Business, They Need a New Kind of Finance (Businessweek)

  • The Rules That Made U.S. Roads So Deadly (CityLab)

  • Mafia fugitive caught after posting YouTube cooking video. (Guardian)

  • Why Animals Don’t Get Lost (Clear evidence that your husband in NOT an animal): (New Yorker)

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

What are you reading or listening to?