TouchStone Reads - July 30th, 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...

  • The Time Tax: Why is so much American bureaucracy left to average citizens? (The Atlantic)

  • Jeff Bezos is not my astronaut (Prof G)

  • The Economic Risks from Anti-Vaxxers Which is the larger economic threat, the Delta Variant or Inflation? (The Big Picture)

  • Randomness Rules: We tend dramatically to underestimate the role of randomness in the world. (The Better Letter)

  • A struggle for the millennials (NYT)

  • Starbucks Is the New Talent Factory Powering Corporate America The coffee chain—which has produced as many executives as significantly larger companies—is a favorite source for recruiters, and it’s fine with that. (Businessweek)

  • More Money Than Ever Is Flowing Into Climate Tech (Green)

  • Corporations aren’t going to save America The danger in corporate solutions to government problems. (Vox)

  • Hou Yifan and the Wait for Chess’s First Woman World Champion For years, Hou was the only woman who stood a chance against the very best. (New Yorker)

  • Did Avocado Cartels Kill the Butterfly King? (Businessweek)

  • The state of American friendship: Change, challenges, and loss (American Survey center)

  • Humour: what kind of camper are you?

  • Skydiver manages to stay calm when he gets his lines twisted 3,000 feet above the ground. (YouTube)

What are you reading or listening to?