TouchStone Reads - July 2nd, 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...

  • Seven Reasons to Be Extremely Optimistic About the Economy Right Now (Slate)

  • He Warned Apple About the Risks in China. Then They Became Reality. (New York Times)

  • 130 nations endorsed a global tax overhaul. (Bloomberg)

  • Reddit Hates Short Sellers, But the Stock Market Needs Them (Businessweek)

  • Why some biologists and ecologists think social media is a risk to humanity (Vox)

  • How to Spot a Cult (New Republic)

  • The economics of dollar stores A visual explainer of the numbers behind America’s ubiquitous bargain-basement chains...(The Hustle)

  • Title insurance is a “total scam” (Texas Observer)

  • Bitcoin’s money-printing machine breaks down as futures fall (Bloomberg)

  • Blackstone bets $6 billion on buying and renting homes (Wall Street Journal)

  • Goodnight everyone. #firstlove (Twitter)

- Socrates

What are you reading or listening to?