TouchStone Reads - August 20th, 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...

  • People Now Spend More at Amazon Than at Walmart (New York Times)

  • ‘They want people to take them seriously’: Space Force wary of taking over UFO mission (Politico)

  • Hunger (No Mercy No Malice )

  • Lumber Drops (70%) to Nine-month low, or the best cure for high commodity high commodity prices. (Bloomberg)

  • Delta Is Bad News for Kids More children are falling ill because more are being infected. (The Atlantic)

  • The Lucrative Business of Stoking Vaccine Skepticism How misinformation peddlers are using crowdfunding sites to bankroll their work. (Slate)

  • Donald’s Plot Against America Now, he and his GOP enablers are peddling the Second Big Lie: that January 6 was just legitimate protest. (New Republic)

  • How the explosive growth in satellites could impact life on Earth (The Hustle)

  • Why A Secretive Chinese Billionaire Bought 140,000 Acres Of Land In Texas Tycoons like Sun, who thrived under Chinese state-backed capitalism, may be feeling pressure to move capital abroad as they grapple with the shift in political winds. (Forbes)

  • Reiki Can’t Possibly Work. So Why Does It? We were microdosing, supplementing, biohacking, juicing, cleansing, and generally trying to make ourselves immaculate from the inside out. (The Atlantic)

  • Ever wonder what a double black diamond mountain bike trail looks like? (Youtube)

What are you reading or listening to?