TouchStone Reads - January 7th, 2022

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...

  • Dave Barry’s 2021 Year in Review (*Humor*) (Washington Post)

  • The entire $94 trillion world economy on your screen. (Visual Capitalist)

  • This Was the Year When Finance Jumped the Doge. From GameStop to bored apes, weirdness abounded among meme-loving amateur investors. (Wired)

  • Ninety-Nine Fascinating Finds Revealed in 2021. (Smithsonian Magazine)

  • Why are Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach still regarded as the greatest composers? Where are we making progress? (Econlib)

  • Why The President’s Party Almost Always Has A Bad Midterm (FiveThirtyEight)

  • The pandemic’s true death toll (Economist)

  • Dazzling Images of the Northern Lights (My Modern Met)

  • 2021 in Photos: How the First Months Unfolded (The Atlantic)

  • Go fast and make things. A 3-minute commercial for Go Pro (Big Geek Daddy)

  • 21 really good things that happened in 2021 Behind the scary headlines, the human race is making a tremendous amount of progress. (Mashable)

What are you reading or listening to?