TouchStone Reads - October 29th, 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...

  • Jim Chanos: China’s “Leveraged Prosperity” Model is Doomed. And That’s Not the Worst. (Institute for New Economic Thinking)

  • Asbestos could be a powerful weapon against climate change (you read that right) (MIT Technology Review)

  • A Secretive Hedge Fund Is Gutting Newsrooms (The Atlantic)

  • People Aren’t Meant to Talk This Much (The Atlantic)

  • 25 great rockumentaries every music (and movie) fan should see (Salon)

  • Blood, Lies, and a Drug Trials Lab Gone Bad: The system for testing pharmaceuticals in the US relies on contractors adhering to strict guidelines. But one of them chose profits over protocols. (Wired)

  • The Story behind "The Perfect Storm' (Outside online)

  • How Long Can We Play? And yet: Today’s sports heroes play longer and better than ever before. (Sports Illustrated)

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. - Jimmy Dean

 

What are you reading or listening to?