TouchStone Reads - June 18th, 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...

How America Fractured Into Four Parts People in the United States no longer agree on the nation’s purpose, values, history, or meaning. Is reconciliation possible? (The Atlantic)

Housing and demographics: the next big shift (Calculated Risk)

Zillow Taps AI to Improve Its Home Value Estimates (Wired)

The Sad End Of Jack Ma Inc. Beijing’s protracted dismemberment of Jack Ma Inc. continues. (Forbes)

Why is lumber so expensive right now? (The Hustle) and Lumber prices post biggest-ever weekly drop (Bloomberg)

Private Inequity: How a Powerful Industry Conquered the Tax System (NYT)

The ugly truth behind your credit rewards cards (Vox)

Silicon Valley Thought India Was Its Future. Now Everything Has Changed. (Slate)

The App That Monetized Doing Nothing: (The Atlantic)

Let's NOT forget June 17, 2019 (Twitter)

'You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore - before you decide to be happy'. (Youtube)

What are you reading or listening to?