TouchStone Reads - September 10th, 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...

  • Inequality, Interest Rates, Aging, and the Role of Central Banks (The Overshot)

  • 40 Ways Things Are Getting Better “What has gotten materially better in America in, say, the last twenty years?” So! Much! (Reason)

  • Metaverse (Prof G)

  • New Studies Find Evidence Of ‘Superhuman’ Immunity To COVID-19 In Some Individuals (NPR)

  • The Plan to Stop Every Respiratory Virus at Once (The Atlantic)

  • Ken Burns on the dangers of partisan echo chambers (CNN Video)

  • Mark your calendar - Mohammed Ali - An Upcoming Doc by Ken Burns (Sept 19th on PBS)

  • The Secret to Happiness at Work (The Atlantic)

  • An astonishing one in three US workers does gig work now: More Americans are taking jobs without employer benefits like health care or paid vacation. (Recode)

  • Amazon’s favorite electric vehicle company is going public at a very tricky time (Vox)

  • The 7 Worst Habits for Your Brain Bad choices and everyday missteps could harm your cognition. Here’s how to combat several of them. (AARP)

  • Magnet breakthrough brings fusion energy closer to reality (Globe)

What are you reading or listening to?